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77th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

24.05. - 28.05.2006, Mannheim

Bandage – the potential factor of wound healing failure after neck oncological surgery

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  • corresponding author Jan Mejzlik - ENT dpt. Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Rep.
  • Arnost Pellant - Institut of Health Studies University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 77. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e.V.. Mannheim, 24.-28.05.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06hnod126

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Published: April 24, 2006

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Introduction: Sterile bandage is regarded as a part of standard procedure in surgical wound treatment. Mild tissue hypoperfusion is induced once a summative pressure of bandage and extra vascular fluids and the vacuum drainage exceeds 12 millimeters of mercury.

More serious syndrome of interfascial hypertension accompanied by capillary collapse is imminent when the pressure approaches 25 millimeters of mercury.

Methods: The authors refer to favourable influence of suitable bandage with the mild compression and the interfascial pressure monitoring to the wound healing.

Results: Contemplated contribution of interfascial pressure measurement is seen in decrease number of wound healing failures in extensive neck surgery.

Acknowledgement: Supported by grant IGA MZ CR No.: NR 8387.