Pressure sores are very prevalent among hospitalized patients and those in long-term medical care facilities. The ischial region is the most common site for pressure sores in paraplegics capable of sitting. Perineal pressure sores are rarely seen and possess distinct features such as increased risk after bilateral ischiectomy, and development of urethrocutaneous fistulae and exposure of the testicles. A case of perineal pressure sore which occurred in a man in the absence of bilateral ischiectomy is presented.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2003
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