Muhammad Naeem, Qaviullah Mian, Wajeeha Arshad, Mushtaq Ahmad, Yasir Hakim.
Effectiveness of Drainless Thyroidectomy in Terms of Postoperative Bleeding - a Randomized Controlled Trial.
J Med Sci Jan ;30(03):167-70.

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of drainless thyroidectomy in terms of postoperative bleeding. Material & Methods: This randomized controlled trial was conducted in Khyber Teaching Hospital on 40 patients from January 2019 to December 2019 after getting ethical approval from the hospital ethical committee. Two groups were allocated consisting of 20 patients, one with drainage and one without drainage, and were observed for bleeding during their stay in the hospital postoperatively. Data was collected using SPSS-21 to compare the effectiveness of both the procedures and the results were described in the form of tables.Results: The difference in complication rates was not significant in the two groups. In the drainless group, two cases of se-roma (5%) were noted in both groups. One case of hematoma was observed in the drain group. No case of hematoma was reported in the drainless group. Conclusion: The use of drainless thyroidectomy can be justified based on the available data in this study where no bleeding was observed in the intervention group.

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