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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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MILCHESKI, Dimas André et al. Negative pressure wound therapy in complex trauma of perineum. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2013, vol.40, n.4, pp.312-317. ISSN 0100-6991.

OBJECTIVE: To review the experience (2011 and 2012) of Wound Center of Plastic Surgery Service, Clinics Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, with treatment of complex traumatic wounds in the perineal region with the association of negative pressure wound therapy followed by a surgical skin coverage procedure. METHODS: This was retrospective analysis of ten patients with complex wound in the perineum resulting from trauma assisted by the Department of Plastic Surgery in HC-USP. Negative pressure was used as an alternative for improving local conditions, seeking definitive treatment with skin grafts or flaps. RESULTS: Negative pressure was used to prepare the wound bed. In patients, the mean time of use of negative pressure system was 25.9 days, with dressing changes every 4.6 days. After negative pressure therapy, 11 local flaps were performed in nine patients, with fasciocutaneous anterolateral thigh flap used in four of these. Mean hospital stay was 58.2 days and accompaniment in Plastic Surgery was 40.5 days. CONCLUSION: The use of negative pressure therapy led to improvement of local wound conditions faster than traditional dressings, without significant complications, proving to be the current best alternative as an adjunct for the treatment of this type of injury, always followed by surgical reconstruction with grafts and flaps.

Keywords : Wounds and injuries; Wounds and injuries/surgery; Wound closure techniques; Surgery, plastic; Perinium [surgery].

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