Evaluation of Importance of Drain in Elective Abdominal Surgeries
Anurag Bhattacharjee, Harshal Ramteke
BACKGROUND: Drains usage has been used in surgery for many years to prevent the accumulation of bodily fluids and improving body function.Objectives: To study the outcome in abdominal surgeries by comparing “drain” and “non-drain” group. METHODS-All the abdominal surgery cases of both sexes admitted in surgical ward through OPD basis requiring elective abdominal surgeries for various abdominal pathologies will be evaluated with detailed history. CONCLUSIONDrain use may lead to similar wound infections,need for additional open procedures for postoperative complications and quality of life scores versus when compared with no drain use. RESULT-Use of prophylactic drain in abdominal surgeries shows no advantage in helping in reduction of postoperative complications or any other surgical benefit for the same.