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Peri-Operative Management of the Patient with Body Piercings

  title={Peri-Operative Management of the Patient with Body Piercings},
  author={Jessica Delaisse and Sowmya Varada and Shiu-chung Au and A. J. Pope and Ernest K. Manders},
Numbers of complications have been reported as a result of wearing body jewelry during surgical work-up, perioperative management and during surgical procedures. However, there is a paucity of published data regarding the clinical implications and considerations that physicians should deliberate when encountering the surgical patient with body piercings. We performed a thorough Medline literature review on August 1, 2013 on the topic of “piercings” or “body piercings” and “surgery”. Although… Expand

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