Does draining the neck affect morbidity following thyroid surgery?

Schoretsanitis, George; Melissas, John; Sanidas, Elias; Christodoulakis, Manousos; Vlachonikolis, John G.; Tsiftsis, Dimitas D.
August 1998
American Surgeon;Aug1998, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p778
Academic Journal
Discusses the results of a study on the safety of neck draining in thyroid surgery. Description of groups that had reoperation for bleeding; Groups that had minor hematomas; Groups that had wound infection and lymphatic discharge; Study's failure to demonstrate any protective value from the use of drains; Types of operations performed; Histopathological diagnoses.


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