WOUND CARE CASE REPORT AT MAHAK’S PEDIATRIC CANCER TREATMENT AND RESEARCH CENTER
Mahak’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Army Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran
S. SOLEIMANI SHAKOOR
Mahak’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Tehran, Iran
N. MEHRVAR *
Mahak’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Cancer Research Center, Shahid Beheshty Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Therapeutic procedures of children with cancer lead to complexity in wound healing. The timing of surgery in combination with chemotherapy should be considered in children with malignancy, as the process of wound healing through current treatment is a critical challenge.
In this case report, we present a 2 year old male with Acute Myeloid Leukemia who had a surgery during induction phase of chemotherapy for port installation. Unfortunately this process makes a chronic wound in the right subclavicluar region. Healing management was done by hydrocolloid formulated for the case. Eighteen days following wound healing, it was completely cured and there was only a scar tissue with the 0.1 mm depth.
Authors suggest the consideration of timing therapeutic modalities in patients with cancer, especially surgery procedures in combination with chemotherapy protocols. Otherwise in emergency situations, wound care management according to this case will be recommended.
Keywords: Cancer, chemotherapy, surgery, wound healing