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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2011 Nov;24(11):503-6. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000407646.05209.e2.

When a postsurgical dehiscence becomes a serious problem.

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Department of Surgical, Anesthesiological, and Radiological Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy.


Therapeutic management of nonhealing wounds is often a challenging condition. Postlaparotomy wound dehiscence can become a serious problem in patients affected with chronic pain and abdomen distension. In this case report, negative-pressure wound therapy with the Chariker-Jeter method was used to treat a dehiscence in a patient affected with type I spinocerebellar ataxia.

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