Skin surgery to the ear risks increased bleeding complications - A prospective study
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There are limited data to identify sites of skin that may be at higher risk of bleeding complications. It has been reported that surgery to the outer ear shares the same bleeding risk as other parts of the body. Elsewhere, ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery has been identified as at higher risk of unexpected readmission, with bleeding complications cited as one reason. Through a prospective study we identified the incidence of postoperative bleeding following skin surgery for all body sites to identify locations that may be at increased risk.
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