The perioperative course of 253 patients undergoing excision of cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions by the same surgeon was evaluated, comparing patients using aspirin and those not using aspirin. Intraoperative methods of obtaining hemostasis and the incidence of postoperative complications were evaluated. Suture ligatures were used more frequently in the group using aspirin, but there was no statistical difference in the use of electrocautery. There was also no difference in the incidence of wound dehiscence, erythema, or hematoma. The outcome of excision of cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions under local anesthesia is not affected by patients using aspirin.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Plastic Surgery|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2003|
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