Title

Skin surgery to the ear risks increased bleeding complications - A prospective study

Date of this Version

2009

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only.

Dixon, A. J., Dixon, M. P. & Dixon, J. B. (2009). Skin surgery to the ear risks increased bleeding complications - A prospective study. Journal of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, 62(1), 123-125.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1103

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Abstract

Extract:
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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