Treatment of wounds following breast reduction and mastopexy with subsequent wound dehiscence with charged polystyrene microspheres

Oren Weissman, Eyal Winkler, Luc Teot, Eric Remer, Nimrod Farber, Jonathan Bank, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Isaac Zilinsky, Josef Haik

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    Abstract

    Background. Lower T-junction wound dehiscence following breast reduction surgery or mastopexy constitutes a vexing and grievous complication both to the surgeon and the patient. Treatment modalities that can expedite wound healing and reepithelialization rates are highly craved. The objective of this study was to assess wound healing and epithelialization rates of open wounds following breast reduction and mastopexy wound dehiscence treated with charged polystyrene microspheres (CPM). Materials and Methods. Five female patients with wound dehiscence and subsequent open wounds following breast reduction and mastopexy were treated with daily with CPMsoaked dressings. Wound closure rates were documented. Results. The wounds showed both accelerated granulation tissue formation as well as swift epithelialization rates. No complications or side effects were encountered. Conclusions. Charged polystyrene microspheres may offer a new and efficacious way to heal open wounds due to wound dehiscence following aesthetic breast surgery. Further research with a larger patient population is still needed to verify these findings. ï¿ï ¿ï¿.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)37-42
    Number of pages6
    JournalWounds
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Medical–Surgical

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    Weissman, O., Winkler, E., Teot, L., Remer, E., Farber, N., Bank, J., Hundeshagen, G., Zilinsky, I., & Haik, J. (2014). Treatment of wounds following breast reduction and mastopexy with subsequent wound dehiscence with charged polystyrene microspheres. Wounds, 26(2), 37-42.