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Use of honey to treat a necrotic wound after laryngectomy and neck radiotherapy

20 December 2013

<p>Treatment of laryngeal cancer by laryngectomy requires effective management to diminish wound infection and accelerate healing. This case report outlines the use of a honey-based ointment to manage the supratracheostomy necrosis that occurred post-laryngectomy. This resulted in successful healing; honey-based products may accelerate healing as a result of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action and fibroblast stimulation.</p>

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