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The use of the Flexi-Seal®Faecal Management System in laparostomy wounds involving enterocutaneous fistula

Hardwicke, Joseph, Wright, Thomas C., Hargest, Rachel and Dickson, William 2010. The use of the Flexi-Seal®Faecal Management System in laparostomy wounds involving enterocutaneous fistula. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 92 (4) , e12-e14. 10.1308/147870810X12659688851834

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Abstract

We present an innovative application of the Flexi-Seal® Faecal Management System (FMS) for the diversion of upper and lower gastrointestinal secretions from enterocutaneous fistulae associated with complex wounds. Fistula is a common complication after the formation of a laparostomy, secondary to cases of severe intra-abdominal sepsis, acute mesenteric ischaemia, necrotising infection of the abdominal wall, or intra-abdominal hypertension. A significant mortality rate is associated with such fistula. With the successful continent diversion of gastrointestinal secretions by the Flexi-Seal® FMS, abdominal wounds can be successfully skin-grafted, and wound healing expedited.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexi-seal, Wound, Laparostomy, Enterocutaneous fistula, Split skin graft
Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
ISSN: 0035-8843
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/90428

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