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Use of negative-pressure dressings to manage a difficult surgical neck wound

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June 1, 2006
by Satya Shreenivas, BA; J. Scott Magnuson, MD; Eben L. Rosenthal, MD
We used negative-pressure dressings to treat a poorly healing cervical rotation flap following radical neck dissection in an elderly man. The wound had failed to heal properly after 2 weeks of conservative management. Following application of the negative-pressure dressings, the wound granulated quickly and healed well by secondary intention.

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