Case Study: Squamous cell carcinoma

Case Study Overview

Patient history and initial assessment

A 76-year-old male treated for a surgical wound 5.5 months post-excision of squamous cell carcinoma, involving a left parotidectomy and neck dissection. Patient lived alone.

Previous treatment

The wound was initially managed with an alginogel (Flaminal®) and hydrofibre rope dressings (Urgoclean®).

Treatment aims

MaxioCel was adopted for it’s exudate management and autolytic debridement capabilities.

Results

Over the evaluation period, the wound showed improvement with a reduction in slough and the emergence of healthy granulating tissue.

The patient experienced no discomfort at dressing changes and the clinician reported that MaxioCel was easy to use and that its one piece removal and nod-adherence to wound bed was beneficial in this case.

Conclusion

In this case MaxioCel proved beneficial in its ability to remove sloughy tissue from the wound bed and encourage and protect healthy granulating tissue. MaxioCel proved comfortable for the patient encouraging concordance to treatment.

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“Over the evaluation period, the wound showed improvement with a reduction in slough and the emergence of healthy granulating tissue.”


References

Parker et al, ‘A multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of Squamous cell carcinoma wounds supported by Bioactive Microfibre Gelling (BMG™) technology’ Wound Care Today 2024

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