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Antibacterial prophylaxis in surgery: 3 - Arterial surgery in the abdomen, pelvis and lower limbs

Abstract

We have previously discussed the general principles of antibacterial prophylaxis in surgery, and its use in orthopaedic surgery,1 gastrointestinal and biliary surgery2 and urogenital, obstetric and gynaecological surgery.3 Here we consider the role of prophylaxis in reconstructive surgery involving the arteries of the abdomen, pelvis and legs.

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