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Exteriorization of buried port to salvage infected tissue expander.

Elshahat A - Eplasty (2009)

Bottom Line: Of 66 tissue expanders applied at different sites in the body, 12 developed infection.The ports were not dependent in these 3 cases.Exteriorization of dependent ports allows adequate drainage, good access for irrigation, and completion of expansion.

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Affiliation: Ain Shams University, 38 Elshaheed Said Afify Ali St, Ard Elgolf, Nasr City, 11371 Cairo, Egypt. Elshahat70@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT

Objective: Since removal of an infected tissue expander is very disappointing to both the surgeon and the patient, every effort is directed toward its salvage. This study evaluates a new method to salvage infected tissue expanders.

Method: Of 66 tissue expanders applied at different sites in the body, 12 developed infection. Salvage was carried out by exteriorizing the buried port, followed by irrigation through the pocket of the tube that connects the port to the expander.

Result: Salvage was successful in 9 of the infected tissue expanders and failed in 3 cases. The ports were not dependent in these 3 cases.

Conclusion: Exteriorization of dependent ports allows adequate drainage, good access for irrigation, and completion of expansion.

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Exteriorized port of a tissue expander located at the medial aspect of the right thigh. Exteriorization salvaged the infected tissue expander and allowed completion of the expansion.
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Figure 1: Exteriorized port of a tissue expander located at the medial aspect of the right thigh. Exteriorization salvaged the infected tissue expander and allowed completion of the expansion.

Mentions: Salvage was successful in 9 of the 12 infected expanders and the expansion was completed to the planned volume (Fig 1).


Exteriorization of buried port to salvage infected tissue expander.

Elshahat A - Eplasty (2009)

Exteriorized port of a tissue expander located at the medial aspect of the right thigh. Exteriorization salvaged the infected tissue expander and allowed completion of the expansion.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Exteriorized port of a tissue expander located at the medial aspect of the right thigh. Exteriorization salvaged the infected tissue expander and allowed completion of the expansion.
Mentions: Salvage was successful in 9 of the 12 infected expanders and the expansion was completed to the planned volume (Fig 1).

Bottom Line: Of 66 tissue expanders applied at different sites in the body, 12 developed infection.The ports were not dependent in these 3 cases.Exteriorization of dependent ports allows adequate drainage, good access for irrigation, and completion of expansion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Ain Shams University, 38 Elshaheed Said Afify Ali St, Ard Elgolf, Nasr City, 11371 Cairo, Egypt. Elshahat70@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT

Objective: Since removal of an infected tissue expander is very disappointing to both the surgeon and the patient, every effort is directed toward its salvage. This study evaluates a new method to salvage infected tissue expanders.

Method: Of 66 tissue expanders applied at different sites in the body, 12 developed infection. Salvage was carried out by exteriorizing the buried port, followed by irrigation through the pocket of the tube that connects the port to the expander.

Result: Salvage was successful in 9 of the infected tissue expanders and failed in 3 cases. The ports were not dependent in these 3 cases.

Conclusion: Exteriorization of dependent ports allows adequate drainage, good access for irrigation, and completion of expansion.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus