Comparative study of bacteriological contamination between primary and secondary exploration of missile head wounds.

@article{Aarabi1987ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of bacteriological contamination between primary and secondary exploration of missile head wounds.},
  author={Bizhan Aarabi},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={610-6}
}
Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial contamination of scalp wounds, indriven bone fragments, and brain tracks were studied in two groups (A and B) of nonrandomized patients with missile head wounds in a 20-month study of patients from the front lines of the Iran-Iraq war. In the 53 Group B patients, the primary debridements, most of which had been performed within 24 hours after injury, were deemed insufficient and a secondary definitive exploration was performed. Group A patients (62) had primary… CONTINUE READING

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