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