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

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.
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The exemptions are the radiologically-inserted drain, and Penrose drains. Pigtail drains are self-retaining.
A Penrose drain exits from the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.
The owner reported that fluid drained through the Penrose drain for approximately 5 days.
The spermatic cord mobilized with its fascial layers intact and supported with a Penrose drain.
This simple procedure prevented the testis from being exposed, but allowed a Penrose drain to be placed to permit optimal drainage of the infected area.
A Penrose drain was placed in the wound and sutured to the skin.
Lot No 18; Penrose drain. Breathing bag to systems anesthetic
At the site of the reconstruction, a retroperitoneal Penrose drain should be placed to help limit urinoma formation.
A Penrose drain was not placed in the operating wound, and stitches were not removed.
Penrose drain pipe 1 "of diameter x 15 "to 18" long, single pack, sterile, disposable.