Vacuum-assisted closure for successful treatment of a major contaminated gunshot chest-wound: a case report

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/42196
Title:
Vacuum-assisted closure for successful treatment of a major contaminated gunshot chest-wound: a case report
Authors:
Gudbjartsson, Tomas; Sigurdsson, Helgi; Sigurdsson, Engilbert; Kjartansson, Jens
Citation:
European journal of trauma and emergency surgery. 2008, 34(5)508-10
Issue Date:
1-Oct-2008
Abstract:
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a well-established treatment for complicated wound infections and chronic wounds, including poststernotomy mediastinitis. The use of VAC in treating high-energy trauma has been more limited. We present a case where VAC was successfully used to treat a contaminated self-inflicted gunshot-wound of the chest and abdomen.
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dc.contributor.authorGudbjartsson, Tomas-
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Helgi-
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Engilbert-
dc.contributor.authorKjartansson, Jens-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-10T14:29:20Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-10T14:29:20Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-12-10-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean journal of trauma and emergency surgery. 2008, 34(5)508-10en
dc.identifier.issn1863-9933-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00068-008-8016-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/42196-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractVacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a well-established treatment for complicated wound infections and chronic wounds, including poststernotomy mediastinitis. The use of VAC in treating high-energy trauma has been more limited. We present a case where VAC was successfully used to treat a contaminated self-inflicted gunshot-wound of the chest and abdomen.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUrban & Vogelen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00068-008-8016-xen
dc.subject.meshWounds, Gunshoten
dc.subject.meshReconstructive Surgical Proceduresen
dc.subject.meshWound Healingen
dc.subject.meshMultiple Traumaen
dc.subject.meshThoracic Surgical Proceduresen
dc.subject.meshNegative-Pressure Wound Therapyen
dc.titleVacuum-assisted closure for successful treatment of a major contaminated gunshot chest-wound: a case reporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1615-3146-
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of trauma and emergency surgeryen
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