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Fibrin sealant for fasciocutaneous flaps.
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Publication types: Journal Article ; Randomized Controlled Trial
Fibrin sealant is used in many areas of surgery. We present a novel aspect of flap insetting in the ischial region using fibrin spray to seal the transferred tissue. We analyzed 10 patients suffering from decubital ulcers and assessed drainage output, time of drain removal, as well as complications following fasciocutaneous flap surgery. Patients were randomized to receive sprayed fibrin glue (study group) or not (control group) before wound closure. The mean drainage time was 4 +/- 1 days in the study group and 6 +/- 1 days in the control group ( P = 0.06). The mean drainage volume was 100 +/- 20 mL in the study group and 168 +/- 30 mL in the control group ( P < 0.01). Fibrin sealant led to reduced drainage volumes and duration of drainage, indicating a beneficial effect of the application of fibrin glue in fasciocutaneous flap surgery for pressure sore coverage.
Aged, Analysis of Variance, Drainage/methods, Female, Fibrin Tissue Adhesive/therapeutic use, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Postoperative Complications/prevention & control, Pressure Ulcer/diagnosis, Pressure Ulcer/surgery, Probability, Recurrence, Reference Values, Risk Assessment, Severity of Illness Index, Skin Transplantation/methods, Surgical Flaps/blood supply, Treatment Outcome, Wound Healing/physiology
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