Smoking as a risk factor for wound healing and infection in breast cancer surgery.

@article{Srensen2002SmokingAA,
  title={Smoking as a risk factor for wound healing and infection in breast cancer surgery.},
  author={Lars Tue S\orensen and John H\orby and Esbern Friis and Bo Pilsgaard and Torben J\orgensen},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={815-20}
}
AIM Clinical studies suggest that smoking is associated with wound necrosis after breast cancer surgery. However, the significance of smoking as a risk factor for wound infection, skin flap necrosis, and epidermolysis when adjusting for other potential risk factors remains to be studied. METHODS From June 1994 through August 1996, 425 patients underwent breast cancer surgery as simple mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, or breast conserving surgery. The patients were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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