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A Simple Postoperative Umbilical Negative-Pressure Dressing

Seifarth, Federico G. MD; Knight, Colin G. MD

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: January 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 26–29
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000425937.02498.87
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ABSTRACT Application of umbilical wound dressings is challenging because of the shape and depth of the navel. Dressing changes and umbilical wound cleaning as practiced by many surgeons are painful procedures. The authors describe a simple and durable postoperative umbilical vacuum dressing, providing the advantages of topical negative-pressure wound therapy.

The authors describe a simple and durable postoperative umbilical vacuum dressing, providing the advantages of topical negative-pressure wound therapy.

Federico G. Seifarth, MD, is Pediatric Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pediatric Institute & Children’s Hospital, Ohio.

Colin G. Knight, MD, is Pediatric Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Miami Children’s Hospital, Florida.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted February 24, 2012; accepted in revised form June 19, 2012.

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