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A new technique to maintain closed-suction drainage catheter function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3790286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Closed-suction catheter drains offer many advantages over previously used systems in head and neck surgery. Occlusion of drains with either tissue fragments of thrombus, however, is a relatively common problem. Several methods have been proposed to restore flow to obstructed drains. These methods are reviewed and a new method is described that is efficacious, avoids wound contamination, and is relatively inexpensive.
P A Wackym; D E Ellison; P H Ward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0886-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-29     Completed Date:  1987-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603209     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Drainage / methods*
Neck Dissection*
Postoperative Care / methods*

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