Necrobiosis Lipoidica: Treatment with Porcine Dressings, Split-thickness Skin Grafts and Pressure Garments

Youshock, Eva; Beninson, Joseph
November 1985
Angiology;Nov1985, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p821
Academic Journal
A 39-year old nondiabetic female had severely ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica of the legs which was refractory to medical management for 2 ½ years. Surgical management with porcine grafting followed by autologous split-thickness skin grafts successfully healed these ulcerations. With the use of customfitted contoured pads and pressure gradient stockings, the grafts have remained intact for 2 ½ years, and there has been significant improvement of the nonulcerated plaques.


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