The impact of routine open nonsuction drainage on fluid accumulation after thyroid surgery: a prospective randomised clinical trial.
AuthorsNeary, Peter M
O'Connor, Owen J
Quinn, Edel M
Kelly, Justin J
Cahill, Ronan A
Redmond, Henry P
Local subject classificationTHYROID
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CitationThe impact of routine open nonsuction drainage on fluid accumulation after thyroid surgery: a prospective randomised clinical trial. 2012, 10:72 World J Surg Oncol
JournalWorld journal of surgical oncology
AbstractThyroid drains following thyroid surgery are routinely used despite minimal supportive evidence. Our aim in this study is to determine the impact of routine open drainage of the thyroid bed postoperatively on ultrasound-determined fluid accumulation at 24 hours.