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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-122

Use of hydrocolloid dressing to achieve seal in vacuum-assisted closure therapy in anatomically challenging regions


Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

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Jonathan Victor
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_40_21

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In certain anatomical regions achieving seal in the VAC, dressing is challenging. Inadequate seal during VAC therapy can make the therapy ineffective and also leads to wastage of resources. The use of strips of hydrocolloid dressing around the wound can achieve seal when using VAC therapy in these regions. We present our clinical experience with a case series of four patients in whom this technique was used. Hydrocolloid dressings being easily available in most clinical settings and being cost-effective also, this technique can be a simple, readily available solution for a commonly encountered problem during VAC therapy.


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