Intraperitoneal drain placement and outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: international matched, prospective, cohort study


Sgro A., Blanco-Colino R., Ahmed W. U. R. , Brindl N., Gujjuri R. R. , Lapolla P., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.109, no.6, pp.520-529, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bjs/znac069
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.520-529

Abstract

Despite current guidelines, intraperitoneal drain placement after elective colorectal surgery remains widespread. Drains were not associated with earlier detection of intraperitoneal collections, but were associated with prolonged hospital stay and increased risk of surgical-site infections.