Use of negative pressure wound therapy to treat a cochlear implant infection around the auricle: A case report

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Although negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is widely used, its application to the head and neck region remains challenging due to anatomical complexities. This report presents the case of a female patient presenting with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes, uncontrolled diabetes and severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The patient had undergone cochlear implant surgery and five months later the wound was infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). NPWT was started shortly after removing the internal receiver and was stopped 11 days later. NPWT helped in controlling infection and led to a successful wound closure. In this case, NPWT was effective in treating infectious wounds around the auricle after cochlear implant surgery. Declaration of interest: The authors have no financial support for this article and no conflict of interest directly relevant to the content of this article.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)568-571
ページ数4
ジャーナルJournal of Wound Care
29
10
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 10 2 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 基礎および看護技術
  • 看護学(その他)

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