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Surgical wounds

Surgical wounds

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Fistulas with high amount of drainage (i.e., with high-output), or fistulas that appear in an open abdomen with no overlying soft tissue (i.e., enteroatmospheric fistulas, or EAFs) can pose a real challenge to wound and ostomy specialists. This topic illustrates a case in which a fistula isolation device was used in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy to manage a high-output EAF. The topic also provides a summarized review on treatment of enterocutaneous and enteroatmospheric fistulas.

Stomas or ostomies are surgically created openings connecting a hollow organ to the skin. This topic provides an overview on the several types of stomas, with a focus on colostomies and ileostomies. It includes descriptions of most common surgical techniques, indications, contraindications, pre and postoperative care, and stomal complications (e.g. ischemia, necrosis, retraction, stenosis, prolapse, varices, hernia).

Abstract We will write the summary section once topic is completeINTRODUCTIONOverviewwerBackgroundDefinitions: what is a surgical woundRelevanceExplain the importance of this condition. What is the social, financial burden? Surgical wound healing process: primary (closed), secondary (open), tertiary intentionCDC surgical wound classification- clean, clean contaminated, contaminated,