Changed The Color Black After The Stomach Skin Graft To The Breast?
night …. I am Anissa aged 25 years after the surgery to remove the breast because there is a malignant tumor stage 1, and the breast in the skin cover from the stomach, or taken from the stomach, after 6hrs the operation of the attached skin turns black, what does that indicate?
Hello Noor, thank you for asking.
The surgical removal of part or all of the breast is called a mastectomy. The aim is to prevent the spread of malignant tumors and simultaneously remove all tumor cells. After mastectomy, a skin graft is performed, which is a skin graft from another part of the body. This skin transplant must be observed continuously, because there is a risk of grafted skin tissue being rejected by the injured tissue. When tissue rejection occurs, the skin can become swollen, red, festering, or die. One of the signs that the grafted skin tissue is damaged or dead, generally the skin turns black and dark. Can also be accompanied by pain and odor.
Are you currently at home? If yes, then you should consult immediately with the treating doctor. Doctors need to assess whether there is damage or death of grafted skin tissue. The doctor may need to give corticosteroid drugs and antibiotics. The doctor will also cleanse the skin, then determine the next action. While this is done cleaning wounds according to doctor's orders. Make sure your nutritional intake is optimal.
We wish you a speedy recovery soon. Regards.