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Table 2 Definition of postoperative complications

From: The effect of post mastectomy radiation therapy on breast reconstruction with and without acellular dermal matrix: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Complication Definition
Superficial surgical site infection (SSI) Infection at the surgical site requiring oral antibiotics
Deep superficial site infection (SSI) Infection at the surgical site requiring intravenous antibiotics
Seroma A collection of clear fluid in the breast
Hematoma A collection of blood in the breast
Dehiscence Opening of the wound along the surgical incision
Capsular contracture The formation of disruptive scar formation surrounding the implant capsule of Baker Grade III or IV
Skin necrosis Cell death of the mastectomy flap or skin surrounding the surgical site