A simple, safe technique for thorough seroma evacuation in the outpatient setting

Julie Park, Manas Nigam, Deana S. Shenaq, David H. Song

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Abstract

Summary: Seroma formation, a common postoperative complication in reconstructive cases, can lead to capsular contracture and increased office visits and expenses. The authors present a safe, novel technique for ensuring the thorough removal of serous fluid in the outpatient setting. By relying on access with an angiocatheter, potential injury to permanent implants is minimized. The use of low continuous wall suction obviates the need of manual suction via multiple syringes and offers a rapid and thorough evacuation of all types of seromas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere212
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Seroma
Suction
Outpatients
Office Visits
Syringes
Contracture
Wounds and Injuries

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A simple, safe technique for thorough seroma evacuation in the outpatient setting. / Park, Julie; Nigam, Manas; Shenaq, Deana S.; Song, David H.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, Vol. 2, No. 9, e212, 01.01.2014.

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