In plastic surgery a minor complication such as wound infection can cause a lot of damage, because it can put back flap revascularization or it can stop wound healing properly. So the final result is not as good as it should be. In head-neck and in breast reconstruction with prostheses there are set-treatments of antibiotic prophylaxis; while in breast reconstruction with myocutaneous flaps it is very indecisive where antibiotics are concerned. This fact has encouraged us to evaluate bacteria causing infective complications in patients who have had breast reconstruction with TRAMF. In this operation there are 4 conditions which could give rise to microbiological contamination: 1) duration of operation (about 4 hours); 2) wide and prolonged tissue exposure; 3) areas of ischemic tissue or liponecrosis; 4) drainage. In this study we have shown the percentage of bacterial infections and the type of bacteria responsible for these complications in a group of patients who had already undergone breast reconstruction with TRAMF.

[A clinico-microbiological assessment of patients who have undergone breast reconstruction with a myocutaneous flap of the rectus abdominis].

CAFIERO, FERDINANDO;SANTI, PIERLUIGI
1992

Abstract

In plastic surgery a minor complication such as wound infection can cause a lot of damage, because it can put back flap revascularization or it can stop wound healing properly. So the final result is not as good as it should be. In head-neck and in breast reconstruction with prostheses there are set-treatments of antibiotic prophylaxis; while in breast reconstruction with myocutaneous flaps it is very indecisive where antibiotics are concerned. This fact has encouraged us to evaluate bacteria causing infective complications in patients who have had breast reconstruction with TRAMF. In this operation there are 4 conditions which could give rise to microbiological contamination: 1) duration of operation (about 4 hours); 2) wide and prolonged tissue exposure; 3) areas of ischemic tissue or liponecrosis; 4) drainage. In this study we have shown the percentage of bacterial infections and the type of bacteria responsible for these complications in a group of patients who had already undergone breast reconstruction with TRAMF.
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