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Wound drainage after axillary dissection for carcinoma of the breast.

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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...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Pages:
CD006823
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:9279793b-60e3-4baa-a1f5-7c7ffb504186
Source identifiers:
436148
Local pid:
pubs:436148

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