Main Article Content
Background: The installation of drainage after MRM surgery has been aimed at reducing seroma formation. However, when the drain should be removed has not been studied well. This study aims to determine the association of early drain removal with seroma formation.
Methods: A nested cohort study was conducted on 40 breast cancer patients undergoing MRM surgery. Patients were divided into 2 groups; off-drain day I and day III post-surgery. Seroma formation was assessed 7 days after the patient was discharged.
Results: Seroma formation seven days after discharge occurs in 25 of the total 40 patients (62.5%). There was no difference in seroma incidence between groups of patients on the off-drain day I and day III seven days after discharge (65% vs. 60%) (p 1,000) or the number of seromas (157.31 +120.00 ml vs. 149.58 + 110.00 ml) (p 0.437).
Conclusion: Removing the drain faster does not reduce the incidence and number of seromas seven days after discharge.
As our aim is to disseminate original research article, hence the publishing right is a necessary one. The publishing right is needed in order to reach the agreement between the author and publisher. As the journal is fully open access, the authors will sign an exclusive license agreement.
The authors have the right to:
- Share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license.
- Retain copyright, patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights including research data.
- Proper attribution and credit for the published work.
For the open access article, the publisher is granted to the following right.
- The non-exclusive right to publish the article and grant right to others.
- For the published article, the publisher applied for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.