FEATURES: CASE REPORTWhen a Postsurgical Dehiscence Becomes a Serious Problemde Tullio, Damiano MD; Biondin, Veronica MD; Occhionorelli, Savino MDAuthor Information Damiano de Tullio, MD, was a Resident in General Surgery at the General and Thoracic Surgery Institute at the time of this writing; Veronica Biondin, MD, is a Resident in General Surgery at the General and Thoracic Surgery Institute; and Savino Occhionorelli, MD, is a Researcher in General Surgery, Surgical Clinic Institute; all in the Department of Surgical, Anesthesiological, and Radiological Sciences, at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Dr Tullio currently is Registrar at the Emergency and Temporary Observation Department of Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy. The authors have disclosed they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies that pertain to this article. Submitted March 2, 2010; accepted in revised form November 2, 2010. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: November 2011 - Volume 24 - Issue 11 - p 503-506 doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000407646.05209.e2 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Therapeutic management of nonhealing wounds is often a challenging condition. Postlaparotomy wound dehiscence can become a serious problem in patients affected with chronic pain and abdomen distension. In this case report, negative-pressure wound therapy with the Chariker-Jeter method was used to treat a dehiscence in a patient affected with type I spinocerebellar ataxia. In this case report, negative-pressure wound therapy with the Chariker-Jeter method was used to treat a dehiscence in a patient affected with type I spinocerebellar ataxia. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.