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Groin dissection with prevention of tissue loss and postoperative infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  424115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an effort to decrease the morbidity and hospital stay associated with groin dissection for carcinoma of the vulva, 13 of 29 patients had the groin incisions left open to granulate and heal by secondary intention. In these 13 patients, the average hospital stay was 16 days, as opposed to 22 days for the more conventional closed-wound technique. The febrile morbidity was less than 1 day, and there was no major wound breakdown. The average time to complete epithelialization was 7 weeks and the cosmetic results were good.
J W Daly; A J Pomerance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1979 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-05-16     Completed Date:  1979-05-16     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
Fever / etiology
Inguinal Canal / surgery*
Length of Stay
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / prevention & control
Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control*
Vulvar Neoplasms / surgery*
Wound Healing

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