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Repair of the donor areas defects after split thickness skin grafts utilizing an advanced epithelialisation dressing.
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PMID:  23215535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Introduction: The management of surgical wounds of the donor areas for split thickness skin grafts might be difficult in terms of pain, risk of infection and delayed healing.Materials and Methods : In the period from September 2011 to June 2012 we treated 12 patients affected by large ulcerated basal cell carcinoma ( BCC) of the lower legs, 2 patients affected by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and 1 patient presenting malignant melanoma located on the scalp, with split thickness skin grafts. Immediately after dermatome skin removal of 0.3 mm layer of epidermis, we treated the donor sites applying an advanced epithelialization dressing consisting of pure cellulose film in all patients. Results : After 2 weeks, the medical device was partially detached on the underlying areas showing almost completely re-epithelialisation. Almost no pain was referred by the patients. In our experience, this medical device markedly reduces the level of pain especially at the time of dressing application, after the surgical procedure and during the healing process. No infections were observed.The healing process was fast and produced good aesthetic results. Conclusions: The use of this medical device simplified the management and healing of the donor areas for split thickness skin grafts.
Emi Dika; Pier Alessandro Fanti; Sabina Vaccari; Cosimo Misciali; Alma Ismaili; Alessia Barisani; Annalisa Patrizi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatological treatment     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-1753     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatolog Treat     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8918133     Medline TA:  J Dermatolog Treat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Bologna, Section of Dermatology, Bologna , Italy.
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