Influence of negative pressure wound therapy in the management of wound disunion infection in breast surgery: about one case
- Publication Year
- K. Wehbe
- Approx. reading time
- 10 min (1 pages)
Breast cancer is the first cancer in women with approximately 50,000 new cases per year in France. Standard treatments involve locoregional surgery which main complications are site infection occurring in 8% of cases causing a lack of healing. In many cases it occurs spontaneously or caused by reincision and/or surgical drainage, which is the recommended treatment according to the recommendations of the American Society of Infectious Diseases (1). First-line treatment of wound defect usually involves local care associated with antibiotic therapy. For several years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has shown its effectiveness in scar dehiscence/defect treatment.
We report the case of a 70-year-old woman successfully treated for a large defect associated with a chronic infection following a total mastectomy.