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Minimal Incision Venectomy for Peripheral Septic Thrombophlebitis

Journal of Wound Management and Research 2021년 17권 1호 p.57 ~ 61
오요한, 이수향, 장란숙,
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오요한 ( Oh Yo-Han ) - Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
이수향 ( Lee Soo-Hyang ) - Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
장란숙 ( Chang Lan-Sook ) - Hanyang University Seoul Hospital Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Abstract


Peripheral septic thrombophlebitis is an uncommon but potentially lethal condition fraught with systemic complications. Optimal treatment calls for surgical excision of the inflamed venous segment, followed by antimicrobial therapy. However, the extended skin incision and meticulous flap elevation of conventional venectomy leaves substantial residual scarring. Herein, we detail a minimal incision venectomy performed for peripheral septic thrombophlebitis in a 55-year-old man. The patient was initially admitted for conservative management of intracranial hemorrhage but subsequently developed high fever and hypotension. An abscessed intravenous catheter site of the left forearm was the apparent source. Following emergency drainage and serial irrigation, surgical venectomy was undertaken to radically remove the septic focus, excising a 10-cm segment of infected vein through a separate proximal incision. After the procedure, the patient’s recovery was complete and free of complications at postoperative 6-month visit. Under appropriate indications, minimal incision venectomy can be an effective therapeutic alternative with minimal scarring.

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Thrombophlebitis; Sepsis; Catheter-related infections

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