Platelet Gel in a Non-regenerating Cryosurgery Induced Skin Wound in an Old Patient: A Case Report

Orlando Pignalosa, Dario Martusciello, Maria R. De Pascale, Linda Sommese, Giovanni F. Nicoletti, Angelo Itro, Francesco Cavalca, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Claudio Napoli

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Abstract

Objective: To report on the clinical benefits of platelet gel application in a non-regenerating skin wound. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: An 84-year-old man presented with a severe wound with a regular circumference in the frontal region which resulted in a complete loss of epidermis and dermis. The skin lesion, induced by cryosurgery used to remove a basal-cell carcinoma, was previously treated with a dermal substitute application (Integra®). After the failure of the skin graft, the patient was a treated using a platelet gel therapeutic protocol which achieved the complete healing of the injured area. Conclusion: This case showed the clinical efficacy of using platelet gel in this elderly patient in whom the dermal substitute graft was ineffective.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Principles and Practice
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 10 2016

Keywords

  • growth factors
  • platelet
  • skin diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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