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Outcome and complications using NPWT for infected bypass grafts in the lower limb

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Outcome and complications using NPWT for infected bypass grafts in the lower limb

Type
Poster
Topics
NPWT
Language
EN
Publication Year
2019
Author(s)
László Benkő
Approx. reading time
5 min (1 pages)

Introduction

Surgical site infection (SSI) in vascular surgery is a complication that may lead not only to wound healing problem but also a limb loss and risk of death, especially when prosthetic grafts are involved.

Patients with infection of an exposed synthetic graft have often been treated by removal or excision of the graft, with or without revascularisation with an extra-anatomic bypass or in situ reconstruction using the great saphenus vein. Exposed and infected grafts are sometimes treated with muscle flap coverage and long term intravenious antibiotics in an attempt to preserve the vascular reconstruction, but very high re-infection rate has been reported.

Authors

László Benkő
Department of Vascular Surery, University of Pécs, Hungary

Gabor Fazekas
Department of Vascular Surery, University of Pécs, Hungary

Gábor Kasza
Department of Vascular Surery, University of Pécs, Hungary

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