Title: Can vacuum-assisted closure and instillation therapy (VAC-Instill(A (R)) therapy) play a role in the treatment of the infected open abdomen?
Authors: D'Hondt, M ×
D'Haeninck, A
Dedrye, L
Penninckx, Freddy
Aerts, R #
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: UCP Club
Series Title: Techniques in Coloproctology vol:15 issue:1 pages:75-77
Abstract: Severe superimposed infection during open abdomen treatment with development of intra-abdominal sepsis is a challenging complication associated with high mortality rates. We report our experience with VAC-Instill(A (R)) therapy (KCI, San Antonio, USA) used for treatment of an infected open abdomen following pancreatic surgery. A literature search revealed no analogous case reports using VAC-Instill(A (R)) therapy for treatment of an infected laparostomy. The encouraging result of the case presented seems to indicate that VAC-Instill(A (R)) therapy could be used as adjunctive treatment in the management of the infected open abdomen when traditional therapy fails to control the infection.
ISSN: 1123-6337
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Abdominal Surgical Oncology
× corresponding author
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