Efficacy of Closed Incision Negative Pressure Wound Therapy on Abdominal Donor Site After Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

Andres F. Doval, MD; Vishwanath Chegireddy, MD; Lauren Beal, BA; Christian Arroyo-Alonso, MD; Dmitry Zavlin, MD; Aldona J. Spiegel, MD; Warren A. Ellsworth, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(4):81-85. 

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Placement of ciNPWT on the abdominal donor site following DIEP flap autologous breast reconstruction did not lower the incidence of wound dehiscence or wound infection in this cohort. Identification of patients who are high risk and acknowledgment of the potential complications, such as hyperpigmentation, are critical. Finally, adequate counseling of patients who are high risk for possible wound healing difficulty must be conducted.