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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(1), 18-19
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-7
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Topical Heparin Therapy in Stasis Ul cer: A Case Report

Özlem Keskin1, , Ahmet Karagöz2, Kadir Öymen Hançerlioğulları3, Alptekin Tosun4 and İlker İlhanlı5

1Department of Cardiovascular surgery, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey,

2Department of Cardiology, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey

3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey

4Department of Radiology, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey

5Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey

Pub. Date: January 13, 2015

Cite this paper:
Özlem Keskin, Ahmet Karagöz, Kadir Öymen Hançerlioğulları, Alptekin Tosun and İlker İlhanlı. Topical Heparin Therapy in Stasis Ul cer: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(1):18-19. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-7

Abstract

Venous leg ulcers are the late and severe clinical form of chronic venous disease. Superficial venous system, deep venous system or perforating veins between them which are affected by reflux, obstruction or inability of the muscle pump, play an important role in pathophysiology. Compression bandages and wound care are the basis of treatment for venous ulcers. For ulcers which do not respond to these treatments, surgical procedures may be considered. There is a need for a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment and follow-up of venous leg ulcers. Cutaneous lesions like stasis ulcer are common in patients with chronic renal failure. Healing of chronic ulcer is difficult and can take time. Here we emphasized the effects of topical use of un-fractionated heparin on wound healing of an elderly male patient with chronic renal failure.

Keywords:
stasis ulcer chronic renal failure heparin

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