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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892


CAPDEVILA, Ignacio et al. Three interesting cases of use of vaccum assisted closure in newborns. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.3, pp.241-245. ISSN 1989-2055.

Background and Objectives. Vacuum assisted therapy is considered as a valuable tool on the daily practice of plastic surgeons to treat complex injuries as a previous step until the definitive closure is achieved. However, the literature reporting its use on newborn patients is spare, and more research is needed in order to develop well established protocols for its use in this patients. Our objective is to share the clinical experience of our Pediatric Plastic Surgery Unit. Method. We present 3 cases of newborn patients in whom vacuum assisted therapy was highly effective to get a proper and definitive treatment of injuries from different ethology and localization. Conclusions. We consider vacuum assisted therapy as an excellent tool for the preparation of complex wounds as a previous step to the definitive surgical treatment on many patients, including newborns.

Keywords : Vacuum assisted therapy; Newborn; Pediatric patients.

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