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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.29 - Nº 1 - Mar. 2013

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Efficacy of human amniotic membranes for covering surgical wounds

PONTILLO M; GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ D; RUSO L
Rev Med Urug 2013; 29: 12-15
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Abstract

Introduction: fetal amnions were firstly used almost one hundred years ago. Since then, human amniotic membrane (HAM) implants have been used in different medical specialties, such as cosmetic surgery, digestive surgery, traumatology and gynecology.

Objectives: the main objective of the study is to demonstrate the efficacy of human amnions for covering surgical surfaces.

Method: observational, retrospective study of ten cases where glyceroled amniotic membranes were used for covering surgical wounds.

Results: in seven cases amnion implants were used for covering laparostomic wounds, in one case in bloody surfaces, and in all cases tissue regeneration and reepitelization.

Conclusions: we may conclude using human amniotic membranes is a valid option for covering bloody surfaces.