Surgical Site Infection Among Women Discharged with a Drain In Situ After Breast Cancer Surgery

@article{Bergkvist2007SurgicalSI,
  title={Surgical Site Infection Among Women Discharged with a Drain In Situ After Breast Cancer Surgery},
  author={Leif A Bergkvist},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={2300-2301}
}
It is common practice and generally agreed upon to use suction drainage after breast surgery, such as mastectomy or axillary clearance—but that is about as far as the agreement goes. There are strong opinions about, but little evidence for, when to remove the drains, whether to keep the patients in the hospital while the drains are in place or send them home with drains in situ, whether to use antibiotic prophylaxis, and the consequences of seroma formation. In an article in this issue of the… CONTINUE READING
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Surgical site infection among women discharged with a drain in situ after breast cancer surgery

  • AB Wilza, GL Werneck, G Santoro-Lopes
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  • 2007
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