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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P059 Drain Removal After Neck Dissection Varies With Perioperative Fluid Balance

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):877. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.877-a

Objective: To determine whether a relationship exists between perioperative fluid balance and time to drain removal.

Design: Retrospective review.

Setting: Tertiary care center.

Patients: The medical records of all patients who underwent unilateral neck dissection over a 3-year period were reviewed. Exclusion criteria were simultaneous resection of the primary tumor, postoperative hematoma and seroma, chylous fistula, or an incomplete medical record of drain output. A total of 33 patients were included in the study.