J Surg Case Rep 2017 Jul 4;2017(7):rjx122. Epub 2017 Jul 4.
General Surgery Service (Extradigestive Unit), Department of Surgery, Santo António Hospital-Oporto Hospital Centre, Oporto, Portugal.
Management of complicated wounds is a challenge in head and neck reconstruction. Although the negative pressure wound therapy or wound vacuum-assisted closure has been widely used in complicated wounds and shows promising results, its application in the head and neck region after reconstruction for the head and neck cancer is rarely presented. A 77-year-old woman underwent a radical resection of an extensive basal cell carcinoma of the scalp and forehead involving the periosteum, where classic reconstruction was difficult, but successfully treated with negative pressure wound therapy. Read More