Randomized clinical trial of no wound drains and early discharge in the treatment of women with breast cancer.

@article{Purushotham2002RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of no wound drains and early discharge in the treatment of women with breast cancer.},
  author={Anand David Purushotham and Elsbeth McLatchie and David Z. Young and William D George and Sheila Stallard and Julie Doughty and Douglas C Brown and C Farish and Andrew Walker and Keith Millar and Gail S Murray},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={286-92}
}
BACKGROUND Women undergoing surgery for primary breast cancer routinely have suction drains inserted deep to the wounds, which are removed approximately 6-8 days after operation, requiring a period of stay of that duration in hospital. The aim of this study was to perform a prospective randomized clinical trial to evaluate a new surgical technique of suturing flaps without wound drainage, combined with early discharge, in women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. METHODS A total of 375… CONTINUE READING