Gastric cancer surgery without drains: A prospective randomized trial

  title={Gastric cancer surgery without drains: A prospective randomized trial},
  author={J. Kim and J. Lee and W. Hyung and J. Cheong and J. Chen and S. Choi and S. Noh},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  • J. Kim, J. Lee, +4 authors S. Noh
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Prophylactic drain placement during major abdominal surgery has been widely practiced without clear scientific evidence to support it. We hypothesized that prophylactic drain placement is not necessary in gastric cancer surgery. A randomized prospective trial was conducted between February 1, 2001, and July 30, 2001. Patients were randomly assigned to either the drain group or the no-drain group. One hundred seventy patients completed the study by undergoing either subtotal or total gastrectomy… CONTINUE READING
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