How is postoperative infection prevented in patient undergoing thyroid surgery?

Updated: Feb 27, 2020
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Currently, postoperative infection occurs in less than 1-2% of all thyroid surgery cases. Sterile surgical technique is the key to prevention; routine use of perioperative antibiotics has not proven to be beneficial.


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