Vacuum-Assisted Closure for Successful Treatment of a Major Contaminated Gunshot Chest-Wound: A Case Report
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Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a well-established treatment for complicated wound infections and chronic wounds, including poststernotomy mediastinitis. The use of VAC in treating high-energy trauma has been more limited. We present a case where VAC was successfully used to treat a contaminated self-inflicted gunshot-wound of the chest and abdomen.