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Wound management in a juvenile tiger (Panthera tigris) with vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C. Therapy).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17679522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 6-wk-old tiger (Panthera tigris) was evaluated for severe skin lacerations from an adult tiger attack. A caudal superficial epigastric skin flap was surgically placed to cover a defect that could not be closed over the hind limb; however, the skin flap did not adhere well to the granulation tissue over a period of 1 mo. The granulation bed matured and deteriorated. A subatmospheric pressure technique (vacuum-assisted closure, V.A.C. Therapy, Kinetic Concepts Inc., San Antonio, Texas 78219, USA) was utilized, and flap adherence occurred after 4 wk. This technique should be considered when dealing with severe or chronic wounds in tractable animals.
Maud Lafortune; Gregory J Fleming; Jason L Wheeler; Thomas Göbel; David W Mozingo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-07     Completed Date:  2007-09-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 100126, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atmospheric Pressure
Granulation Tissue / pathology
Surgical Flaps / veterinary*
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / pathology,  surgery,  veterinary
Tigers / surgery*
Wound Healing*
Wounds and Injuries / pathology,  surgery,  veterinary*

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