Surgical vacuum-assisted closure for treatment of dramatic case of stonefish envenomation.

Abstract

Skin necrosis of the foot, oedema and lymphangitis from stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) sting are complications well known for a long time and with potential long-term sequelae. Literature reports of stonefish envenomation give no specific reference on soft tissue management and surgical reconstruction. This is the first report describing a case of foot stonefish envenomation treated by vacuum-assisted closure therapy as an easy to use, accessible and simple adjuvant tool for management of large soft tissue necrosis.

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@article{Nistor2010SurgicalVC, title={Surgical vacuum-assisted closure for treatment of dramatic case of stonefish envenomation.}, author={Alexandru Nistor and Olivier Gi{\'e} and Paul Biegger and Cesare Fusetti and Stefano Lucchina}, journal={Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi}, year={2010}, volume={13 4}, pages={250-2} }