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May 1992

Effect of Wound Infections on Head and Neck Cancer

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(5):486-487. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880050032007

• There seems to be a consensus in the surgical literature that wound infections after surgery for cancer have a favorable effect on the course of certain malignant diseases. In a review of laryngeal cancer during a 10-year period, the recurrence rate was statistically lower in the group that suffered wound infections than in the group that did not have a wound infection.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:486-487)

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