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Skin necrosis of a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap, caused by methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus

Authors
Journal
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
0266-4356
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0266-4356(03)00197-9
Keywords
  • Mrsa
  • Pectoralis Major Flap
  • Wound Infection
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract A case of MRSA-induced skin necrosis of part of a pectoralis muscle flap is described. It highlights the importance of recognising potential MRSA infection following surgery and treating it early and aggressively.

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