Successful treatment of postoperative, radiation-associated wound dehiscence around tracheostomy with negative pressure wound therapy.
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We present case report of 62-year-old man who underwent total laryngectomy, bilateral neck dissection and radiotherapy due to laryngeal cancer. After 11 months he was reoperated because of a local recurrence. The second procedure was complicated with postoperative wound dehiscence in tracheostomy site which was successfully treated with negative pressure wound therapy. We indicate the difficulties and point technical solutions for negative pressure dressing around the airway.
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