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Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-infected chronic scalp wound with exposed dura in a 10-year-old boy: vacuum-assisted closure is a feasible option: case report


Subotic, U; Kluwe, W; Oesch, V (2011). Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-infected chronic scalp wound with exposed dura in a 10-year-old boy: vacuum-assisted closure is a feasible option: case report. Neurosurgery, 68(5):E1481-E1483.

Abstract

The aims of VAC therapy are formation of new granulation tissue, wound cleansing, and bacterial clearance. In this case, the VAC device was excellent for temporary coverage of the defect and for wound cleaning, and it allowed a thick bed of granulation tissue to form over the dura, even with minimal constant negative pressure. The application and management were feasible even in a mentally disabled child. With this experience, we are encouraged to use the VAC device in difficult wounds, even in the head and neck area in children, and to bring this treatment into the outpatient clinic.

Abstract

The aims of VAC therapy are formation of new granulation tissue, wound cleansing, and bacterial clearance. In this case, the VAC device was excellent for temporary coverage of the defect and for wound cleaning, and it allowed a thick bed of granulation tissue to form over the dura, even with minimal constant negative pressure. The application and management were feasible even in a mentally disabled child. With this experience, we are encouraged to use the VAC device in difficult wounds, even in the head and neck area in children, and to bring this treatment into the outpatient clinic.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 10:16
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 15:05
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
ISSN:0148-396X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0b013e318210c7fb
PubMed ID:21307788

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