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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Pen·rose drain

(pen'rōz),
a soft, tubular, rubberlike drain.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Penrose drain

Surgery A pliable rubber tube drain used to promote surgical wound drainage
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Pen·rose drain

(pen'rōz drān)
A soft, tube-shaped rubber drain.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Penrose,

Charles B., U.S. gynecologist, 1862-1925.
Penrose drain - a soft tube-shaped rubber drain.
Penrose tourniquet
Penrose tube
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012

Pen·rose drain

(pen'rōz drān)
A soft, tube-shaped rubber drain.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.
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.