2017, Cilt 9, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 046-048
Venous ulcer treatment with autologous stem cell
Yücel Özen, Davut Çekmecelioglu, Deniz Günay, Kaan Kırali
Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek Ihtisas Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Venous ulcer, stem cell therapy, leg ulcer

Chronic venous insufficiency ulcer (CVIU) is a pathology developing due to the venous pathologies, and it is not recovered for long time despite the treatment, consequently decreases the quality of life and leads to economic problems. Proven treatment methods of this disease, which has been known for a long time, are the compression therapy and the treatment of venous pathology, while the efficiency of other methods either have been found to be limited or could not be proven due to the studies on small patient groups. Stem cell therapy, which is widely used nowadays and efficiencyproven, was implemented to a patient having chronic venous insufficiency ulcer.