PURPOSE:To present a new proposal to evaluate the healing of an open subcutaneous and skin wound, which we termed "volumetry". METHODS:A total of 32 circular wounds were performed in the subcutaneous tissues and skin of four feet of pigs (8 each). Each wound had about 1 cm in diameter and was 0.2 cm deep. Volume was calculated from the wound filled with saline and mass Xantopren. With the aid of a magnifying glass and local lighting, the liquid was dripped with a micropipette inside the wound until complete fullness. Volume repletion was calculated in microliters, corresponding to the volume of the wound. The mass of Xantopren was placed inside the wound to obtain a mold of the lesion. Mold volume was calculated using the formula of the volume of a cylinder closest resembling a geometric figure with mold. RESULTS:The calculation of wound volume was possible with both Xantopren and mold techniques. Volume as calculated by micropipette was 119.37 ± 30.87 microliters while the volume calculated by mold was 122.41 ± 33.90 mm3 (p=0.79). CONCLUSIONS: CONCLUSÕES:A volumetria realizada em patas de suíno é um método simples, reprodutível. A volumetria realizada com líquido não diferiu da volumetria realizada com massa de Xantopren. Esse método poderá ser útil para auxiliar na análise da cicatrização da ferida cutânea aberta em trabalhos clínicos e experimentais.Descritores: Cicatrização. Pele. Suínos. -Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira -Vol. 26 (6) 2011Paulo DNS et al.
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