Zinc sulfate: An adjuvant to wound healing in patients undergoing radical vulvectomy

Thomas V. Sedlacek, Charles E. Mangan, Robert L. Giuntoli, John J. Mikuta

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The average postoperative stay for 45 patients undergoing radical vulvectomy with femoral and inguinal lymphadenectomy was 37 days. Five patients were treated with oral zinc sulfate for at least 7 days prior to surgery. The incidence of wound infection was decreased, and the average postoperative stay was reduced to 18 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1976


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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