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Is routine drainage after total thyroidectomy necessary?
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PMID:  22353279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Most surgeons follow the practice of leaving a drain following thyroid surgery, in the hope that this will obliterate the dead space and evacuate collected blood and serum.The main reason is to drain off a possible post-operative haemorrhage that may compress air passages and produce respiratory failure. Although haemorrhage after thyroid surgery is rare, it may be life-threatening and require immediate re-operation. According to Karayacin et al., routine drainage after thyroid surgery is not necessary, and a selective policy can be safely applied.
Selim Sözen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0038-2361     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984854R     Medline TA:  S Afr J Surg     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elazığ Training and Research Hospital.
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