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A Journal on Physiopathology and Therapy of Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers

Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
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Acta Vulnologica 2015 December;13(4):201-5

language: English, Italian

A brief overview of fungating wounds’ issues and epidemiology

Rowan S.

Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Florence, Italy


There are no exact numbers of the incidence of malignant fungating wounds (MFWs) worldwide or across Europe. Most data is based on estimates made within a given region. From the data it would appear that around 5-10% of patients with cancer will develop a MFWs. They are classed as problematic for all aspects of wound management.

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