Pop, Emil Cezar; Fodor, Lucian; Crisan, Cosmin; Stan-Iuga, Bogdan; Ciuce, Constantin
December 2009
Clujul Medical;Dec2009, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p598
Academic Journal
Cigarette smoking remains a major source of morbidity and death in humans nowadays. From the about 4000 components of cigarette smoke two are analized and some details of their action are mentioned. The collagen disrruption in smokers is also mentioned. A short presentation of wound healing problems in patients with different kind of flaps is done. We also present three cases of bad evolution in smokers; the first one is a delayed healing because of the lack of vassels at the level of the wound, the second one is also a delayed healing even after performing procedures in order to improve de quality of blood suplyes, the third case is a total necrosis after a finger replantation. Some propositions of smoking cessation before surgery are also presented.


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