Systematic review and meta-analysis of wound drains after thyroid surgery.
AffiliationDepartment of Otolaryngology, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Local subject classificationWOUND CARE
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Length of Stay
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
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CitationWoods RSR et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of wound drains after thyroid surgery. 2014, 101 (5):446-56 Br J Surg
JournalThe British journal of surgery
AbstractDrainage after routine thyroid and parathyroid surgery remains controversial. However, there is increasing evidence from a number of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) suggesting no benefit from the use of drains.