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surgical drain

A drain that withdraws blood, pus, or other fluids from an operative site. It may be placed in an abscess, e.g., to speed recovery from a localized infection, or in a cyst or seroma, to remove collected fluids and cells. Drains may also be inserted into obstructed organs to relieve pressure resulting from fluid buildup within the organs. Surgical drains are composed of a variety of substances, such as latex or plastic.
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But new ultrasonic technology that creates an almost bloodless surgical field reduces the risk of expanding hematomas and makes it possible to decrease reliance on surgical drains. That technology makes outpatient surgery much more feasible, as the Georgia study has demonstrated, he said.
The surgical technique for the open surgery follows the same principles as the anatomic radical retropubic prostatectomy described by Walsh and colleagues.[sup.6] However, to improve outcomes, we modified the perioperative management of patients undergoing OP, including using a shorter incision (upper limit four finger-breadth below the umbilicus), avoiding a surgical drain if the anastomosis was watertight, using an incisional injection of local anesthesia, using an analgesia with ketorolac infusion, and encouraging hospital discharge on postoperative day 1.
Preoperative and post operative bleeding into the surgical drain was 475ml on average.
On the next day, clear fluid appeared from a mediastinal surgical drain initially at 20 ml/hour increasing to 300 ml/hour.
Procedure: The blood from the surgical drain is collected into the sterile canisters and subjected to filtration through membrane called leucocyte filter (Having a pore size of 40 microns) and fat filter.
The invention has expanded to encompass 10 surgical drain designs, antibiotic bags, and intravenous containers.
It is recommended that a surgical drain be placed for 1 or 2 days to prevent seroma or hematoma formation.
Am I going to leave my son without a mother?'" Surgical drains were put in to remove excess liquid from her stomach but after 24 hours the agony was worse.
Katie Price's ravaged face has been seen for the first time without her bloodied bandages and surgical drains after she went under the knife once again.
Doctors found baby Alba had fluid compressing her lungs and a further two procedures to insert surgical drains at the sides of her chest were carried out.