volume 40, issue 5, P443-448 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.07.019
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Tiago Filipe Santos Cunha, Tanya Alexandra Soares Melancia, Carlos Manuel Zagalo Fernandes Ribeiro, José Américo Almeida de Brito, Susana Sofia Abreu Miguel, Diogo André Abreu Esteves Bogalhão do Casal

Abstract: a b s t r a c tIntroduction: Infection after head and neck oncological surgery is relatively frequent, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Aim: The primary objective of this prospective study was to determine risk factors for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in major head and neck cancer surgery. Patients and methods: A population of 137 head and neck cancer patients, of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil (Lisbon, Portugal), was prospectively studied in order to ascerta…

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