The use of vacuum assisted closure therapy in the management of Fournier's gangrene.

@article{Ozturk2009TheUO,
  title={The use of vacuum assisted closure therapy in the management of Fournier's gangrene.},
  author={Ersin Ozturk and Halil Ozguc and Tuncay Yilmazlar},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 5},
  pages={660-5; discussion 665}
}
BACKGROUND Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC; Kinetic Concepts, Inc., San Antonio, TX) has been used to successfully treat a variety of complex wounds. This technique was investigated for use in managing Fournier's gangrene following initial debridement. METHODS Ten patients with Fournier's gangrene were treated in this study. After initial surgical debridement, 5 were treated using conventional therapy and 5 were treated with VAC at each dressing change. The effectiveness and cost of VAC for this… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 31 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…