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Local infection following aesthetic rhinoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3273110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Local infection is a rare complication after aesthetic rhinoplasty. In the past serious complications and 1 death have been reported. We present 5 cases of local infection after primary and secondary procedures. Infection seems to have more to do with technical details during an operation, such as the external lateral osteotomy, than with the presence of saprophytic bacteria. Care must be taken in the management of cartilage grafts. There is not enough support for the use of prophylactic antibiotics. Usually the organism implicated is Staphylococcus aureus. Once the infection has developed, treatment should be aggressive in view of the grave complications reported in the literature.
J L Cabouli; J O Guerrissi; A Mileto; J A Cerisola
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-16     Completed Date:  1990-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Rhinoplasty / adverse effects*,  methods
Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Surgical Wound Infection / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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