Drains In Surgery: Are They Really Needed?

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Mumtaz Khan


"Drainage of the body cavities Save many lives". This philosophy has being practiced without any randomized control trial. It was claimed in the early twentieth century that drainage of operation site had overcome many complication which would have occurred otherwise in the post operative period. In 1866 Gross Said, "˜Can the thyroid in the state of enlargement removed. Emphatically experience answers no. Should a surgeon be so foolhardy as to undertake it, every stroke of the knife will be followed by a torrent of blood and lucky it would be for him to finish his hurried butchery. No honest and sensible surgeon would ever engage in it'.

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Khan M. Drains In Surgery: Are They Really Needed?. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 28 [cited 2024 May 29];9(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/482
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