European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 214–216 | Cite as

Case review: management of life-threatening sepsis and wound healing in a Klippel-Trenaunay patient using serial surgical débridements and vacuum-assisted closure

  • Chia J. Chung
  • Lisa R. David
  • Michael J. Morykwas
  • Louis C. Argenta
Case Report


In Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome surgery is reserved for conditions which result in hemodynamic instability and sepsis. We report a pediatric patient with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome and life-threatening wound sepsis responding to serial surgical débridements and application of the Vacuum-Assisted Closure device. The device was found to be an effective adjunct to the treatment algorithm.


Wound management Necrotizing infection Lymphangiomata 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chia J. Chung
    • 1
  • Lisa R. David
    • 1
  • Michael J. Morykwas
    • 1
  • Louis C. Argenta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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