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Table 5 The 5 most frequent surgical procedures for categories with respect to the incidence of SSIs

From: Focus on the prophylaxis, epidemiology and therapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections and a position paper on associated risk factors: the perspective of an Italian group of surgeons

Surgery category Procedure Percent of discharge Percent with SSI
Neurologic 03.59 Spinal structure repair not elsewhere classified 1,34 2.53
  81.05 Other dorsolum fusion 0,27 2,29
02.12 Brain meninges repair not elsewhere classified 0,75 2,25
01.25 Other craniectomy 0,22 2,1
01.53 Brain lobectomy 0,29 2,09
Cardiovascular 35.14: Open heart valvuloplasty of tricuspid valve without replacement 0,3 4,32
  35.84: Total correction of transposition of great vessels 0,35 4,09
35.91: Interatrial venous return transposition 0,08 3,85
37.22: Left heart cardiac catherization 0,17 3,74
35.28: Replace tricuspid valve not elsewhere classified 0,09 3,7
Colorectal 46.74: Closure small bowel fistula not elsewhere classified 0,28 10,0
  45.93: Small-to-large bowel not elsewhere classified 0,55 9,24
45.61: Multiple segmental small bowel excision 0,55 8,73
46.20: Ileostomy not otherwise specified 0,19 8,59
46.01: Small bowel exteriorization 0,84 6,34
Breast
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
54.11: Exploratory laparotomy 0,5 2,5
  84.15: Below knee amputation not elsewhere classified 0,32 1,96
40.11: Lymphatic structure biopsy 0,35 1,79
85.45: Unilateral radical mastectomy 0,6 1,57
54.30: Destruction abdominal wall lesion 0,42 1,49
Gastrointestinal 52.70: Radical pancreaticoduodenectomy 0,78 7,74
  43.70: Partial gastrectomy with jejunum anastomosis 0,89 5,63
42.41: Partial esophagectomy 0,25 5,03
43.99: Total gastrectomy not elsewhere classified 0,49 4,99
86.22: Wound debridement 0,44 4,97
Orthopedic 80.05: Arthrotomy/prosthesis removal-hip 0,22 1,74
  79.85: Open reduction-hip dislocatation 0,64 1,19
77.85: Partial ostectomy-femur 0,5 0,76
77.25: Femoral wedge osteotomy 0,55 0,69
80.15: Other arthrotomy-hip 0,88 0,66
Obstetric/
gynecologic
68.80: Pelvic evisceration 0,04 10,48
  68.40: Total abdominal hysterectomy 0,03 4,3
40.54: Radical groin dissection 0,01 4,17
71.50: Radical vulvectomy 0,2 3,42
40.52: Radical dissection periaortic lymph node 0,08 2,3