Purpose: We conducted a prospective, randomized study to evaluate the necessity of drainage after thyroid surgery. Methods: The patients (n = 215) were randomly assigned to be treated with suction drains (group 1; n = 108) or not (group 2; n = 107). Results: The postoperative pain scores were significantly lower in the non-drained group than in the drained group of patients at postoperative days 0 and at 1. Hematomas, seromas, wound infections, transient biochemical hypoparathyroidism, and transient damage of the recurrent laryngeal nerve occurred more frequently in the drained group than in the non-drained group. The mean hospital stay was significantly shorter in the non-drained group than in the drained group. Conclusions: Routine drain emplacement after thyroidectomy is unnecessary.
|Titolo:||Thyroid Surgery: To Drain or Not to Drain, That Is the Problem - A Randomized Clinical Trial|
|Autori interni:||SCHIETROMA, Mario|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|