Breast cancer surgery without suction drainage: the impact of adopting a 'no drains' policy on symptomatic seroma formation rates.

@article{Taylor2013BreastCS,
  title={Breast cancer surgery without suction drainage: the impact of adopting a 'no drains' policy on symptomatic seroma formation rates.},
  author={Judy C Taylor and Srijana Rai and F J Hoar and Hazel Brown and Lokesh Vishwanath},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={334-8}
}
AIM To determine the effect of a 'no drains' policy on seroma formation and other complications in women undergoing breast cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Before May 2010 drains were routinely used in our unit following mastectomy ± axillary surgery and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) ± wide local excision (WLE). Since then, a 'no drains' policy has been adopted. Data was collected prospectively between 01/12/06 and 30/11/11 to compare symptomatic seroma, wound infection, re… CONTINUE READING