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A Randomized Prospective Study of Prophylactic Cloxacillin in Breast Reduction Surgery.

Journal article
Authors Richard Lewin
Anna Elander
Andri Thorarinsson
Lars Kölby
Per-Erik Sahlin
Jonas Lundberg
Alexander Panzcell
Mattias Lidén
Published in Annals of plastic surgery
Volume 74
Issue 1
Pages 17-21
ISSN 1536-3708
Publication year 2015
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Surgery
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Plastic Surgery
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Orthopaedics
Pages 17-21
Language en
Keywords randomize; prospective; breast reduction surgery; prophylactic antibiotics; infection; Staphylococcus aureus
Subject categories Cancer and Oncology, Plastic surgery


Postoperative infection after breast reduction surgery is a common complication, with the most commonly involved pathogen being Staphylococcus aureus. Previous studies of antibiotic prophylaxis in breast reduction surgery have been inconclusive. The aim of the present study was to clarify the role of prophylactic antibiotics in breast reduction surgery.

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