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J R Soc Med. 1984 December; 77(12): 1006–1009.
PMCID: PMC1440134

Chemoprophylaxis in major head and neck surgery.


Wound infections are a significant complication following major oncological head and neck surgery. In view of the controversy surrounding the use of chemoprophylaxis a controlled trial was designed. Intravenous Augmentin (amoxycillin and clavulanic acid) was shown to reduce significantly (P less than 0.025) the incidence of postoperative sepsis.

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