Is the Use of a Drain for Thyroid Surgery Realistic? A Prospective Randomized Interventional Study

@inproceedings{Deveci2013IsTU,
  title={Is the Use of a Drain for Thyroid Surgery Realistic? A Prospective Randomized Interventional Study},
  author={Uğur Deveci and Fatih Altıntoprak and Mahmut Sertan Kapakli and Manuk Norayk Manukyan and Rahmi Cubuk and Neşe Arzu Yener and Abut Kebudi},
  booktitle={Journal of thyroid research},
  year={2013}
}
Background. The use of a suction drain in thyroid surgery is common practice in order to avoid hematomas or seromas. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of routine drainage after thyroid surgery. Methods. In this prospective randomized trial, 400 patients who underwent either a total thyroidectomy or lobectomy for thyroid disorders were randomly allocated to either the nondrainage (group 1) or the drainage (group 2) group. The volume of fluid collection in the operative bed… CONTINUE READING

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