Is negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) safe on spinal wounds in patients with a cerebrospinal fl uid (CSF) leak?

Author: Carles Pigrau

RECOMMENDATION: NPWT may be harmful in patients with a CSF leak, leading to severe neurological sequelae.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 93%, Disagree: 7%, Abstain: 0% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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