Comparative Study between Closed and Open Drain after Emergency Laparotomy
Keywords:drain, laparotomy,drain removal, open drain, closed drain, Active drain, Passive drain.
Background: Drain routinely used after laparotomy to drain any intraperitoneal collections, and to drain the
fluid or blood in abdomen after operations.
Methods: prospective study for acute abdomen patients undergoing laparotomy in Department of General
surgery. Samarra General Hospital for open and closed drain.
Result: In our study 30 case of emergency operations with open drain and 30 case of closed drain are placed
Conclusions: The incidence of infection, pain, hospital stay, post-operative morbidity not obviously
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