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Drainage in breast reduction surgery: a prospective randomised intra-patient trail.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15780221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and fifty bilateral breast reductions were prospectively randomised intra-operatively to receive a unilateral wound drain. Seven patients required post-operative evacuation of haematoma, three on the drained and four on the undrained sides. There was no statistical difference in haematoma formation between drained and undrained sides (p = 1), or the incidence of wound healing or other complications. We believe that routine wound drainage in breast reduction surgery is an unnecessary intervention.
N Collis; C M McGuiness; A G Batchelor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of plastic surgery     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0007-1226     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-22     Completed Date:  2005-05-19     Revised Date:  2006-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984714R     Medline TA:  Br J Plast Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7FT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hematoma / etiology,  prevention & control
Mammaplasty* / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care / methods*
Postoperative Hemorrhage / etiology,  prevention & control
Prospective Studies
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology
Unnecessary Procedures
Wound Healing
Comment In:
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(4):433   [PMID:  16756263 ]

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