A new abdominal drain insertion technique after a cirrhotic liver resection to prevent ascitic leakage
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AbstractA simple technique for inserting an abdominal drain is reported to prevent the leakage of ascitic fluid at the abdominal drainage site after a cirrhotic liver resection. This technique consists of inserting the abdominal drain through a subcutaneous tract. When the drain is then removed during the postoperative period, the pressure of the ascitic fluid that has built up in the peritoneal cavity causes pressure which thus obliterates the subcutaneous tract and thereby prevents leakage. This technique was found to be easy to perform, safe, and effective.
All Author(s) ListLai PBS, Leung KL, Lau WY
Journal nameSurgery Today
Year2002
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Day1
Volume Number32
Issue Number3
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG
Pages289 - 290
ISSN0941-1291
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsabdominal drain; ascitic fluid leak; liver resection
Web of Science Subject CategoriesSurgery; SURGERY

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