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Hypergranulation: exploring possible management options.
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PMID:  20335928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypergranulation (or overgranulation) is an excess of granulation tissue beyond the amount required to replace the tissue deficit incurred as a result of skin injury or wounding. An infrequent but not rare consequence of wounding, the dearth of reliable evidence on the subject of hypergranulation has led to widely varying practices over time, including some which cause pain or discomfort and some which may further impair healing. However, despite a relatively poor evidence base, it is possible to ascertain that clinicians recognize different types of hypergranulation tissue in practice and that a variety of factors contribute to their development. Coupled with an understanding of normal healing processes, this differentiation of types and identification of contributory factors goes some way toward identifying effective treatment pathways and justifying treatment decisions, one of which includes adopting a wait and see approach.
Julie Vuolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Mar 25-Apr 7
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-25     Completed Date:  2010-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S4, S6-8     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Hertfordshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Granulation Tissue / pathology*
Risk Factors
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries / pathology,  therapy*

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