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Surgical management of extensive burns treatment using allografts.

Calota DR, Nitescu C, Florescu IP, Lascar I - J Med Life (2012)

Bottom Line: Patients with extensive burns (TBSA over 45%) can benefit from treatment with split thickness skin allotransplants (skin bank or honorific donors).We emphasize the criteria for the staging of the procedures, the prioritisation of the areas that need to be grafted and the postoperative management.The treatment includes a serial excision grafting with simple grafts or the sandwich method, which implies the covering of the wound with a widely meshed autograft (6:1).

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Affiliation: Emergency Hospital for Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, Bucharest. dcalota@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Patients with extensive burns (TBSA over 45%) can benefit from treatment with split thickness skin allotransplants (skin bank or honorific donors). In this study, we present our protocols for the surgical treatment by using allografts. We emphasize the criteria for the staging of the procedures, the prioritisation of the areas that need to be grafted and the postoperative management. The treatment includes a serial excision grafting with simple grafts or the sandwich method, which implies the covering of the wound with a widely meshed autograft (6:1). This layer is covered by a 1,5:1 or 3:1 expanded mesh allograft.

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Surgical management of extensive burns treatment using allografts.

Calota DR, Nitescu C, Florescu IP, Lascar I - J Med Life (2012)

A young patient with a 95% TBSA burn
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Figure 1: A young patient with a 95% TBSA burn
Bottom Line: Patients with extensive burns (TBSA over 45%) can benefit from treatment with split thickness skin allotransplants (skin bank or honorific donors).We emphasize the criteria for the staging of the procedures, the prioritisation of the areas that need to be grafted and the postoperative management.The treatment includes a serial excision grafting with simple grafts or the sandwich method, which implies the covering of the wound with a widely meshed autograft (6:1).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Emergency Hospital for Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, Bucharest. dcalota@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Patients with extensive burns (TBSA over 45%) can benefit from treatment with split thickness skin allotransplants (skin bank or honorific donors). In this study, we present our protocols for the surgical treatment by using allografts. We emphasize the criteria for the staging of the procedures, the prioritisation of the areas that need to be grafted and the postoperative management. The treatment includes a serial excision grafting with simple grafts or the sandwich method, which implies the covering of the wound with a widely meshed autograft (6:1). This layer is covered by a 1,5:1 or 3:1 expanded mesh allograft.

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Related in: MedlinePlus