Background Surgical wound infections are a significant prob- wound infection in ulcerated non-melanocytic skin tumor. lem and may interfere with healing. There is no uniform data Level of Evidence: Level I, therapeutic study. in the literature regarding the rate of infection among the re- section of skin tumors and the benefit of antibiotic prophylax- Keywords Non-malanocitic skin tumors Antibiotic is. This study evaluated the effectiveness of antibiotic prophy- prophylaxis Wound infection laxis with cefazolin in resections of nonmelanocytic skin tu- mors and whether the histological type and ulceration is relat- ed to the rate of wound infection. Introduction Methods Two hundred and twenty-seven patients undergoing non-melanocytic skin tumor resection were randomly divided Surgical wound infection is an important subject in health care into two groups: group I without antibiotic prophylaxis of surgi- because of post-operative morbidity such as pain, delayed cal site infection, and group II with intravenous cefazolin pro- healing, delayed hospital discharge, and also increased health phylaxis. Authors looked for surgical wound infection during a costs. Studies have shown that it may account for 25 % of all month of follow-up. Comparison intra and extra groups were nosocomial infections [1–3]. made considering the tumor histology, and if
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 14, 2016
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