Title

Preliminary Experience with Cultured Epidermal Autograft in a Community Hospital Burn Unit.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1992

Abstract

Initial experience with cultured epidermal autograft (CEA) in a community hospital burn unit is described. Five applications of CEA to three patients (mean burn size, 59% total body surface area) were made. Final graft "take" of CEA ranged from 10% to 80%. Healed CEA is cosmetically superior to meshed autograft and appears to form less hypertrophic scar tissue. CEA is more sensitive to infection than meshed autograft. A review of the literature concerning topical antibiotic use with CEA is included. This experience with CEA demonstrates that large burns can be successfully managed with this modality in a community hospital burn unit setting.

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

158

Last Page

165

ISSN

0273-8481

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

1572849

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article