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


Ozturk E., Ozguc H., Yilmazlar T.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.197, no.5, pp.660-665, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 197 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2008.04.018
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.660-665
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.