Postsurgical Cutaneous Defect Treated with PRP: A Case Report

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Postsurgical Cutaneous Defect Treated with PRP: A Case Report

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Keywords:

Platelet-rich plasma, PRP, postsurgical cutaneous defect, tissue rejuvenation, wound healing

Abstract

There are visible cosmetic flaws that are difficult to treat after large open abdominal surgeries. The centrifugation of whole blood yields autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which contains numerous growth factors that encourage vascular development and wound healing. The favorable outcomes in skin rejuvenation and clinical application of PRP suggest that it is effective for wound healing. We may have a hard time posing a big challenge because of the patient's clinical state, the absence of usable tissue and any comorbidities the patient may have. Herein we report the case of a 73-year-old patient, who was presented with a postsurgical abdominal tissue defect that could not be healed differently. There are few reports on the use of PRP for cutaneous defects, thus our scope is to highlight the usefulness and effectivness of this non-invasive method for the wound healing of any large skin defects.

Author Biographies

Ioanna Verzoviti, MD, MSc

Department of General Surgery, 417 Army Shared Fund Hospital

Maria Nathanailidou, MD

Department of General Surgery, 417 Army Shared Fund Hospital

Christina Maria Prodromou, MD

Department of General Surgery, 417 Army Shared Fund Hospital

Maria Eleni Koulouri, BS

Department of General Surgery, 417 Army Shared Fund Hospital

Dimitrios Keramidaris, MD, PhD

Department of General Surgery, 417 Army Shared Fund Hospital

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Verzoviti I, Nathanailidou M, Prodromou CM, Koulouri ME, Keramidaris D. Postsurgical Cutaneous Defect Treated with PRP: A Case Report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. [cited 2024 Jul. 25];95(6):e2024134. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/16068

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Verzoviti I, Nathanailidou M, Prodromou CM, Koulouri ME, Keramidaris D. Postsurgical Cutaneous Defect Treated with PRP: A Case Report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. [cited 2024 Jul. 25];95(6):e2024134. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/16068