Malignant fungating wounds: epidemiology, aetiology, presentation and assessment

J Wound Care. 2009 Jul;18(7):273-4, 276-8, 280. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2009.18.7.43110.

Abstract

These wounds can be devastating for patients and challenging for practitioners. This article, the first in a series, examines the research literature on their aetiology and presentation, and suggests how they might be most effectively assessed

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Exudates and Transudates*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Nursing Assessment / methods*
  • Odorants*
  • Oncology Nursing / methods
  • Palliative Care
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / etiology
  • Survival Rate