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Acta Vulnologica 2015 December;13(4):201-5

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

A brief overview of fungating wounds’ issues and epidemiology

Rowan S.

Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Florence, Italy


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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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