Effect of gentamicin lavage of the axillary surgical bed after lymph node dissection on drainage discharge volume.

@article{RuizTovar2013EffectOG,
  title={Effect of gentamicin lavage of the axillary surgical bed after lymph node dissection on drainage discharge volume.},
  author={Jaime Ruiz-Tovar and Pilar Cansado and Montserrat Perez-Soler and Mar{\'i}a Amparo Mart{\'i}nez G{\'o}mez and Carolina Llavero and Purificaci{\'o}n Calero and Lorea Zubiaga and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} D{\'i}ez and Antonio L. Lagarda Arroyo and Rafael Calpena},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={874-8}
}
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of axillary lavage with a gentamicin solution before wound closure on drainage volume. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective, randomized study was performed. Inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of breast neoplasms and plans to undergo an elective axillary lymph node dissection due to axillary metastasis. The patients were randomized into 2 groups: patients undergoing 2 lavages with 500 ml normal saline (Group 1) and patients first… CONTINUE READING