Negative pressure dressing for radiation-associated wound dehiscence after posterolateral thoracotomy

Willem N. Welvaart, Jan W.A. Oosterhuis, Marinus A. Paul

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Abstract

Wound complications following surgical resection in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy are common and can be a difficult problem to manage. Negative pressure dressing technology appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of radiation-associated wound complications and can be used in the outpatients clinic setting. The presented case demonstrates that negative pressure dressing also manages the hydropneumothorax as a result of the dehiscence of the thoracic wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-559
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Radiation-associated wound dehiscence
  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure

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