Effect of Drain Placement on Infection, Seroma, and Return to Operating Room in Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction.

@article{Ollech2017EffectOD,
  title={Effect of Drain Placement on Infection, Seroma, and Return to Operating Room in Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction.},
  author={Caleb J Ollech and Lisa M. Block and Ahmed M. Afifi and Samuel O. Poore},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={
          536-540
        }
}
INTRODUCTION There is significant variability in the location and management of drains in breast reconstruction, with most surgeons attempting to shorten the duration of drains while preventing complications possibly related to early removal. The aim of this work was to compare our experiences with placement of 1 versus 2 drains in tissue expander breast reconstruction. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study comparing 2 groups of patients after breast tissue expander placement in a… CONTINUE READING
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