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Posted 2008-11-21 11:37 PM (#35575)
Subject: Granuloma

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Can anyone tell me if they have had to deal with a granuloma under their child's skin on the incision line after VEPTR surgery?
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Posted 2008-11-22 12:33 AM (#35576 - in reply to #35575)
Subject: RE: Granuloma

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Yes, we have experienced that... There was a period when Alex was a baby that he seemed to have alot of trouble with the stitch material used. His incisions took very long to heal, and then we'd find stitches working their way out. They called these granulomas... In some instances it became infected (minor incisional infection cured w/round of antibiotic). In one instance, Alex had to go under surgery again to have the stitch material removed and redone (heart surgery) and other times where they've had to "pull" out the stitch in clinic (his hand and back) -- and he was also put on a round of antibiotic to be safe.
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michelle wessollek
Posted 2008-11-22 4:35 PM (#35578 - in reply to #35575)
Subject: Re: Granuloma

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James has had granulomas a couple of times after surgry.I was told that they were blood clots like a big bruse.I think it just went away in a coulpe of weeks.James has also had issues with stiches so we dont use desolvable stiches on him.They dont desolve they just fester up and get infected.We have had the insision come open when the stitches were removed and had to go back and have it cleanded and sowed back up.
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Posted 2009-01-13 11:19 PM (#35981 - in reply to #35578)
Subject: Re: Granuloma

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Hi there,
We had one once, Malcolm did, about four weeks post surgery. It was exactly like Alex's, and needed the same surgical removal. Nasty business.
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