Wound drainage after axillary dissection for carcinoma of the breast.
BACKGROUND: Axillary dissection is commonly performed for breast carcinoma. It is uncertain whether insertion of a drain reduces complication rates. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of wound drainage after axillary dissection for breast carcinoma on the incidence of postoperative seroma formation. Secondary outcome measures include the incidence of infection and length of hospital stay. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Wound and Breast Cancer Group's Specialised Registers (22 Februar...Expand abstract
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