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Forum Name: Hematology Topics

Question: Porphyric Post Operative Healing


 kat1ta - Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:51 pm

I had an emergency appendectomy and my abdominal cavity cleaned on 9/21/09. My incision has a small section that doesn't want to close yet. I was diagnosed with variegate porphyria in march of 2008 in the united states but had surgery in mexico. I was unable to inform the mexican doctors of my porphyria. Could this have something to do with why my incision doesn't want to heal?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:38 am

User avatar Hello,While I am certain a diagnosis was appendicitis was made in your case,since you did not mention variegate porphyria to the doctors it would have been very difficule to distinguish form a porphyric attack per se.
Some times it may be very difficult to distinguish a coliky abdominal pain,or abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting especially with acute intermittent porphria.
This may not have anything to do with wound healing.
Best wishes.

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