Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (14): 5245-5249

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202207_29314

Honey combined with silver ion dressing in complicated chronic wound of the scalp: a case report

J.-Q. Lin, L.-L. Yang, X. Yang, X.-H. Zeng, Y. Zhang, Z.-P. Li, H.-Y. Liu

Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Nephrology, Mianyang Central Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Sichman, P.R. China. jing_zp@sina.com


OBJECTIVE: Scalp wound healing is a complex process. Nonhealing wounds can become chronic wounds, which increase the trauma and economic burden on a patient and may even cause death in severe cases. Thus, it can be difficult to find an effective treatment for chronic wounds of the scalp.

CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 13-year-old female patient with a chronic wound caused by a scalp incision infection 3 months after two operations for craniotomy for arachnoid cyst resection and cystic lesion-cisterna magna drainage. After repeated dressing changes and two debridement operations, the incision had still not healed during the following year. The wound finally healed after 6 months of dressing changes by combining honey with silver ion dressings, and the incision had not re-ruptured after 10 months of follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS: Honey combined with silver may be an effective method for the treatment of chronic scalp wounds.

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J.-Q. Lin, L.-L. Yang, X. Yang, X.-H. Zeng, Y. Zhang, Z.-P. Li, H.-Y. Liu
Honey combined with silver ion dressing in complicated chronic wound of the scalp: a case report

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 14
Pages: 5245-5249
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202207_29314