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Comparison of drain versus no drain thyroidectomy: randomized prospective clinical trial.

Authors
  • Morrissey, Andrew T
  • Chau, Jason
  • Yunker, Warren K
  • Mechor, Brad
  • Seikaly, Hadi
  • Harris, Jeffrey R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
37
Issue
1
Pages
43–47
Identifiers
PMID: 18479627
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thyroid surgery without the use of a drain decreases the length of hospital stay, with no increase in patient morbidity. The overall cost is significantly reduced.

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