Thyroidectomy without drain

  • Niloy Ananda Shil Medical Officer, ENT – Head & Neck Surgery, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M Alamgir Chowdhury Professor & Head, ENT – Head & Neck Surgery, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Sirajul Islam Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Thyroidectomy, hematoma, drain, complications

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the study is to observe the result of thyroidectomy without keeping drain tube.

Methods: This is a prospective study of a series of patients who underwent thyroidectomy without drain from January 2017 to December 2019. Presence of any post-operative complications like hematoma, seromas and hemorrhage were recorded.

Results: Among 105 patients included in this study only one patient had post-operative hematoma. There was neither hemorrhage nor seroma in other any patients. Proper hemostasis was maintained during surgery of all these cases. Their post-operative recovery was good.

Conclusion: Drainage is may not be required after thyroidectomy if proper and adequate hemostasis is ensured.

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2020; 26(1): 41-44

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2020-07-01
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Shil, N. A., Chowdhury, M. A., & Islam, M. S. (2020). Thyroidectomy without drain. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 26(1), 41-44. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v26i1.47952
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