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Title: Are surgical drains needed in DIEP surgery? The drain-free DIEP concept.
Austin Authors: Evgeniou, Evgenios;Liew, Julian;Lee, Geoffrey;Power, Kieran;Khan, Aadil;Cole, D J;Tasoulis, Marios;Nanidis, Theodore
Affiliation: Department of Plastic Surgery Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea, United Kingdom.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent.
Department of Breast Surgery Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea, United Kingdom.
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2023 2023
Publication information: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2023
Abstract: Studies support an inherent morbidity associated with the use of surgical drains, such as post-operative pain, infection, reduction in mobility and delay in patient discharge, whilst not preventing seroma or haematoma. Our series aims to evaluate the feasibility, benefits and safety of performing drainless DIEP surgery and to formulate an algorithm for when this can be employed.
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010340
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PubMed URL: 36862959
ISSN: 1529-4242
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: DIEP
surgical drains
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