Treating a non-healing postoperative sternal wound in a woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A case report

Gianluca Castiello, Greta Ghizzardi, Federica Dellafiore, Francesca Turrini, Rosario Caruso

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Abstract

One of the leading causes of impaired chronic wound healing is diabetes mellitus because it involves many factors that influence the physiopathology of tissue healing. Therefore, it is strategic to analyse clinical cases of this population. We presented a clinical case report of a 51-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus, presenting a non-healing sternal wound after open heart surgery. Appropriate dressing and assessment contributed to the healing of the sternal wound in 5 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-715
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • altered tissue repair
  • chronic wound
  • diabetes mellitus
  • sternum wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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