Postoperative contamination of mandibular osteotomy sites with saliva.

  title={Postoperative contamination of mandibular osteotomy sites with saliva.},
  author={Ronald Koole and P Egyedi},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={16 5},
Postoperative salivary contamination of surgical wounds around the mandible was found in several types of osteotomy and bone grafting procedure. This problem was investigated by determining the amylase content of wound secretions in redon bottles every 24 h. The implications for antibiotic prophylaxis are discussed. 

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