Penrose drain


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drain

 [drān]
1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
Top, Jackson-Pratt drain. Bottom, Penrose drain. From Lammon et al., 1995.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
Penrose drain
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.

Pen·rose drain

(pen'rōz),
a soft, tubular, rubberlike drain.

Penrose drain

Etymology: Charles B. Penrose, American surgeon, 1862-1925; AS, draehen, teardrop
a thin rubber tube used as a surgical drain device.

Penrose drain

Surgery A pliable rubber tube drain used to promote surgical wound drainage

Pen·rose drain

(pen'rōz drān)
A soft, tube-shaped rubber drain.

Penrose,

Charles B., U.S. gynecologist, 1862-1925.
Penrose drain - a soft tube-shaped rubber drain.
Penrose tourniquet
Penrose tube

Pen·rose drain

(pen'rōz drān)
A soft, tube-shaped rubber drain.

Penrose drain

see Penrose drain.
References in periodicals archive ?
The owner reported that fluid drained through the Penrose drain for approximately 5 days.
14] In our technique, a Penrose drain prevents premature contraction of the wound and provides egress for residual infection.
If a total thyroidectomy is planned, a Penrose drain may be placed around the isthmus to augment the cephalad retraction.
At the site of the reconstruction, a retroperitoneal Penrose drain should be placed to help limit urinoma formation.
In the fibrin glue group, 1 case of minor post-thyroidectomy hematoma occurred; this patient had a nonexpanding hematoma, and a Penrose drain was placed at the bedside on postoperative day 1.