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The effect of hair on infection after cranial surgery.

Authors
  • Bekar, A
  • Korfali, E
  • Doğan, S
  • Yilmazlar, S
  • Başkan, Z
  • Aksoy, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta neurochirurgica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
143
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 11534669
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cranial surgery without hair removal is safe and does not increase the risk of surgical wound infection. Patients naturally prefer to keep their full head of hair. We believe that preoperative hair removal is not necessary in preparation for any type of cranial neurosurgery.

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