vacuum-assisted wound closure

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VACUUM-ASSISTED WOUND CLOSURE

vacuum-assisted wound closure

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wound VAC

A treatment for surgical wounds consisting of a pump that applies negative pressure to a wound space via tubing inserted into the wound; the pump is secured in place with a disposable sponge covered by a vapor-permeable dressing.
Synonym: negative pressure wound therapy See: illustration
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