Complications and Emergencies in Dermatologic Surgery

Quenby L. Erickson, Scott W. Fosko

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Prevention and preparedness is the key to optimal outcomes when complications and the rare emergency in dermatologic surgery occur. This chapter discusses the terrible tetrad of hematoma, infection, dehiscence, and necrosis, current trends in hemostasis and anticoagulation, the updated 2007 American Heart Association and 2009 American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis, and a brief discussion of emergency planning and response in dermatologic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • 2007 American Heart Association
  • 2009 American Association of Orthopedic surgery
  • Anticoagulation
  • Complications
  • Emergencies
  • Endocarditis prophylaxis
  • Hematoma
  • Hemostasis
  • Joint prophylaxis
  • Terrible tetrad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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