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Surgical site infections

Introduction

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Anatomy

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Pathogenesis

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Natural History

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Clinical Presentation

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Imaging and Diagnostic Studies

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Classification

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Treatment

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Medical therapy
Nonoperative treatment
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Indications and contraindications

Outcome

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Complications

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Pearls and Pitfalls

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Controversy

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