Sequestrum

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sequestrum

[si′kwes·trəm]
(medicine)
A piece of dead or detached bone within a cavity, abscess, or wound.

Sequestrum

 

a piece of tissue that has died as a result of a circulatory disorder and become separated from the surrounding healthy tissue. A sequestrum may develop, for example, during osteomyelitis. Sequestration may also occur in lung, tendon, or muscle tissue. While in the body, a sequestrum continuously promotes the suppurative process. A sequestrum may be discharged from the body with the flow of pus; sometimes, however, it is necessary to remove it surgically

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At a later stage, tibial sequestrectomy and bony coverage using the three flaps in conjunction with one another, was performed on the right leg, which was grafted once granulation was stable.
Complete resolution of infection was seen in 19 patients; two patients required sequestrectomy out of which 1 patient had a broken wire within the medullary cavity.
Strict diabetic control was achieved during hospital stay and broad spectrum antibiotics were given to all patients par- ticularly prior to surgical sequestrectomy.
Sequestrectomy, curettage and appropriate chemotherapy was the key to child's recovery.
Sequestrectomy was carried out on the whole sphere of the bone cavity until visually viable bone.
A study published in journal of bone and joint surgery by Paul tornetta, (23) Marc Bergman, Neil Watnik, Gregg Berkowitz, Jeffrey Steuer on grade III b compound fracture management of tibia 14 patients were treated with external fixators, there were 3 pin tract infections, which required unplanned removal of fixator one of these patients developed local osteomyelitis requiring sequestrectomy and intra venous antibiotics two patients had superficial infection which cleared of after a short course of intravenous antibiotics and wound care two fractures have healed with mild varus malunion.
Sequestrectomy (resection of the sequestered lobe) for extralobar type and lobectomy versus segmentectomy (as performed in this case) for the intralobar varients are the possible surgical options.
Patients with established bone-in-bone appearance had a sequestrectomy.
Sequestrectomy and hyperali-mentation in the treatment of haemmorhagic pancreatitis.
Saucerisation, sequestrectomy and curettage were the cornerstones of surgical therapy.