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When should axillary drains be removed post axillary dissection? A systematic review of randomised control trials.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the evidence-based optimal strategy for management of drains following axillary dissection. BACKGROUND: Despite randomised control trials addressing the issue over the past 20-30 years, there is no widely accepted consensus as to when drains should be removed post axillary dissection. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases Medline, Embase, Cinahl, Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews and Web of Science Citation Index. References within identified studies were...

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Kelley, TA More by this author
Thomson, DR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Surgical oncology
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
247-251
Publication date:
2012-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-3320
ISSN:
0960-7404
URN:
uuid:11a07295-628a-4bf7-a96f-b378cf7c273e
Source identifiers:
359894
Local pid:
pubs:359894

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