Antibiotic and Antithrombotic Prophylaxis for Pancreatic Surgery

  • Domitilla Foghetti
  • Luciano Landa
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Infection of the incised skin or soft tissue is a common but potentially avoidable complication of any surgical procedure. Some bacterial contamination of a surgical site is inevitable, either from the patient’s own bacterial flora or from the environment [1]. The goals of prophylactic administration of antibiotics to surgical patients are:
  • To reduce the incidence of surgical site infection

  • To minimize adverse effects and antibiotic effects on the patient’s normal bacterial flora

  • To use antibiotics in a manner that is supported by evidence and effectiveness


Surgical Site Infection Venous Thromboembolism Antibiotic Prophylaxis Pancreatic Surgery Preoperative Biliary Drainage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domitilla Foghetti
    • 1
  • Luciano Landa
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of General SurgerySanta Croce HospitalFano (PU)Italy

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