Drainage after total thyroidectomy or lobectomy for benign thyroidal disorders

@article{Colak2007DrainageAT,
  title={Drainage after total thyroidectomy or lobectomy for benign thyroidal disorders},
  author={Tahsin Colak and Tamer Akça and Ozgur Turkmenoglu and Hakan Canbaz and Bora Ustunsoy and Arzu E Kanik and Suha Aydin},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={319-323}
}
This prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the necessity of drainage after total thyroidectomy or lobectomy for benign thyroidal disorders. A total of 116 patients who underwent total thyroidectomy or lobectomy for benign thyroidal disorders were randomly allocated to be drained or not. Operative and postoperative outcomes including operating time, postoperative pain assessed by visual analogue scale (VAS), total amount of intramuscular analgesic administration… CONTINUE READING
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