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Surgery An Example of Clean Surgery?

which of the following is an example of a " clean surgery"
a. modified radical mastectomy
b. appendectomy
c. excision of an infected sebacious cyst
d. CABG
e. anterior resection
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I would say MRM, all the other seem to have bowel/other bacteria associated
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d. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
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Default Interesting!

I'm more interested in why you raise this question!

Both mastectomy and CABG sound clean to me.

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so what is the answer??
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I'm more interested in why you raise this question!

Both mastectomy and CABG sound clean to me.

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Is the rationale behind the question: NO need for antibiotics prophylaxis?
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this question was on a site for CK prep and i posted it from there. answer there was MRM and the explanation to this answer( as written on that site) is that " clean surgery " is any surgery in which thoracic, abdominal or cranial cavities are not opened and the tissue on which the surgery has to be done is not infected preoperatively.
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this question was on a site for CK prep and i posted it from there. answer there was MRM and the explanation to this answer( as written on that site) is that " clean surgery " is any surgery in which thoracic, abdominal or cranial cavities are not opened and the tissue on which the surgery has to be done is not infected preoperatively.
Is there any application to the use of antibiotics prophylactically?
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this question was on a site for CK prep and i posted it from there. answer there was MRM and the explanation to this answer( as written on that site) is that " clean surgery " is any surgery in which thoracic, abdominal or cranial cavities are not opened and the tissue on which the surgery has to be done is not infected preoperatively.
oh wow... this i didnt know!

thanks for sharing this awesome information!
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