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Fibrin sealant for fasciocutaneous flaps

Erba, Paolo and di Summa, Pietro G. and Wettstein, Reto and Raffoul, Wassim and Kalbermatten, Daniel F.. (2010) Fibrin sealant for fasciocutaneous flaps. British journal of plastic surgery, Vol. 26, H. 4. pp. 213-217.

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Abstract

Fibrin sealant is used in many areas of surgery. We present a novel aspect of flap insetting in the ischial region using fibrin spray to seal the transferred tissue. We analyzed 10 patients suffering from decubital ulcers and assessed drainage output, time of drain removal, as well as complications following fasciocutaneous flap surgery. Patients were randomized to receive sprayed fibrin glue (study group) or not (control group) before wound closure. The mean drainage time was 4 +/- 1 days in the study group and 6 +/- 1 days in the control group ( P = 0.06). The mean drainage volume was 100 +/- 20 mL in the study group and 168 +/- 30 mL in the control group ( P > 0.01). Fibrin sealant led to reduced drainage volumes and duration of drainage, indicating a beneficial effect of the application of fibrin glue in fasciocutaneous flap surgery for pressure sore coverage.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument
UniBasel Contributors:Kalbermatten, Daniel F.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Livingstone
ISSN:0007-1226
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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