Benefits Of Using A Drain During Thyroid Surgery?

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at night doctor, what is the effect of the thyroid surgery drain if it comes off and how to handle it?rnThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Hendro,

Thanks for the question. Drains that are inserted after any surgery generally aim to drain fluid from inside the surgical wound to the outside so it doesn't collect inside. When a person undergoes surgery, usually the surgeon will clean the surgical wound by draining normal saline or similar fluids. Before the wound is closed, the doctor will clean the wound from the remaining fluid. However, it is possible that there will still be a little liquid left inside so that a drain is needed. In addition, tissue inflammation due to surgery also causes the body to react to produce inflammatory fluids. With this drain, the fluid can also be removed from the surgical wound so it doesn't collect in the body and cause other complications. If this drain comes off, the best thing you can do is to immediately consult again with the surgeon who treats you. The doctor will assess the need for a new drain or use other means to treat this. In addition, the wound from four drains will open so the risk of infection will increase. Therefore, it is important for you to immediately consult a doctor. Please temporarily cover the wound where the drain entered with clean gauze and keep the area dry and clean until you see a doctor.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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