Current Thoracic Surgery 2019 , Vol 4 , Issue 3
The treatment of foreign body reaction and inflammation caused by prosthetic material with surgery and negative pressure wound therapy
Yunus Aksoy1,Necati Çıtak2,Özgür İşgörücü2,Çiğdem Obuz1,Adnan Sayar3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Health Research and Application Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00127 Viewed : 28 - Downloaded : 12 Foreign body reaction and deep wound infection (DWI) following sternal resection and reconstruction represent a serious problem. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) have been used in clinical practice for treatment of DWIs. However, publications regarding the use of NPWT for the prosthetic material-related inflammation and DWI are yet quite rare. We present a very rare case, which is characterized with foreign body reaction and DWI after sternal reconstruction for a giant chondrosarcoma with the treatment of surgical debridement and NPWT. Keywords : chest wall reconstruction, sternal wound infection, foreign body reaction, surgery, negative pressure wound therapy