Wound infection in armpit after sympathectomy

Wound infection in armpit after sympathectomy

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chronic wound infection. Close-up of a chronically infected wound on the side of a patient's trunk, under the arm (top right). This is a surgical incision that split open and became infected. The surrounding tissue is inflamed and red, and yellow green pus has collected in the cavity. This patient had received a sympathectomy, an operation where a nerve is cut via an incision in the armpit in order to improve poor blood flow in the arm. 5- 10% of surgical wounds become infected in spite of routine aseptic precautions during surgery. This infected wound was plugged with antibacterial foam and bandaged to allow healing. See M330/447 for the same wound with foam dressing in place.

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Keywords: armpit, axilla, chronic infection, condition, dehiscence, disorder, healthcare, infected, infected wound, infection, injury, medical, medicine, post-op, sympathectomy, wound

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