Objectives To evaluate the efficacy of a hydrocolloid dressing for the treatment of surgical wounds in dogs. Methods Six healthy young female dogs of medium size and different breed underwent ovariohysterectomy. Histological evaluation was performed on biopsies taken from the edges of the wounds at day 7. The dressing was applied on one half of the wound according to manufacturer's instructions; the second half served as control. Biopsy specimens were fixed in a 10% formalin buffered solution pH 7.4, paraffin embedded and stained with haematoxylin and eosin. For clinical assessment, the presence and quality of exudate, erythema of the surrounding area, swelling and correct apposition of the wound margins were evaluated. Results The hydrocolloid dressing was easy to use. The clinical quality of the treated skin wounds was superior to the non-treated ones. Comparison of histological features between treated and untreated wounds showed a more regular organisation of the granulation tissue in the treated wounds, with fibroblasts being aligned parallel to the overlying epidermis. The number of inflammatory cells and the extension of granulation tissue were less prominent and less widespread in treated compared to untreated wounds. Conclusion The dressing performed very well in terms of adhesiveness and flexibility. It was useful in the management of surgical wounds to avoid contamination and ameliorate the epithelialisation rate and granulation tissue morphology of the surgical scar.
|Autori:||Abramo F; Argiolas S; Pisani G; Vannozzi I; Miragliotta V|
|Titolo:||Effect of a hydrocolloid dressing on first intention healing surgical wounds in the dog: a pilot study|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1751-0813.2007.00243.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|