The effect of hair on infection after cranial surgery.

Bekar A., Korfali E., Dogan S., Yilmazlar S., Baskan Z., Aksoy K.

Acta neurochirurgica, vol.143, no.6, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s007010170057
  • Journal Name: Acta neurochirurgica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Objective, Reports of large series of patients who had undergone successful cranial neurosurgery without hair removal led part of our team to abandon the practice of shaving patients' heads preoperatively. The aim of this study was to assess whether this change in routine, which was implemented in 1992, has affected the rate of postoperative infection in our cranial surgery patients.