Title

Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy on Wound Complications Post-Pancreatectomy.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) and incisional hernia are common complications after major pancreatectomy. We investigated the effects of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on short- and long-term wound outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatectomy. A randomized controlled trial comparing the effect of NPWT with standard surgical dressing (SSD) on wounds was performed in 265 patients undergoing open gastrointestinal resections from 2012 to 2016. We performed a subset analysis of 73 patients who underwent pancreatectomy. Wound complications in the first 30 days and incisional hernia rates were assessed. There were 33 (45%) female patients in the study and the average BMI was 27.6. The pancreaticoduodectomy rate was 68 per cent, whereas 27 per cent of patients underwent distal or subtotal pancreatectomy, and 4 per cent total pancreatectomy. Incisional hernia rates were 32 per cent and 14 per cent between the SSD and NPWT groups, respectively (

Volume

85

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

7

ISSN

1555-9823

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

30760337

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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