Our First Experience With Negative Pressure Incision Management System Implemented on the Clean Surgical Incision in the Renal Transplantation Recipient: A Case Report

Bozkurt B., Tokac M., Dumlu E. G. , Yalcin A., Kilic M.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.47, no.5, pp.1515-1517, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.04.057
  • Page Numbers: pp.1515-1517


Multiple comorbidities and environmental factors increase the complications of incisional wounds in patients. It was demonstrated in previous prospective and randomized studies that negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) reduced wound infection and other complications in clean, closed surgical incisions. In this case report, the Prevena incision management system was implemented on the clean, closed surgical incision of a 52-year-old female patient, who was given a renal transplantation from cadaver postoperatively in the operating theater. It was removed from the patient on the fifth day after the operation. Following the removal of Prevena, the wound and surrounding skin of the patient were observed. Wound healing was complete, and no skin lesion or tool-related complication was found around the wound due to NPWT. The Prevena NPWT system can be conveniently and safely implemented on the operational incision in renal transplant recipients in order to prevent surgical wound complications.