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dc.contributor.authorSantana, Renée Christineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T04:18:59Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T04:18:59Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.other(ALMA)contemp
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/12611
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston University PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at open-help@bu.edu. Thank you.en_US
dc.description.abstractWomen with macromastia (enlarged breasts) suffer from a variety of physical, social, and emotional ailments. As a result, they may elect to undergo a breast reduction procedure, known as a reduction mammoplasty (RM), as a corrective measure to remedy the deleterious effects associated with their enlarged breasts. RM is one of the most frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery. As with any surgery, RM may cause several complications such as infection and bleeding, and some surgeons opt to utilize drains in an effort to decrease the incidence of these problems. However, some surgeons do not believe that drain use benefits the patient and, in fact, drains may even contribute to further scarring and patient discomfort. Few studies assess the need for drains in RM. It remains a controversial topic and presently, there is no consensus about drain utilization in this procedure. The purpose of this study is to conduct an examination of the literature ofthis subject and conduct a survey of plastic surgeons who perform RM in order to determine current trends with regard to drain use. Based on our data, there are no notable differences in complication rates between surgeons who use drains versus those who do not, and routine drainage in RM continues to be the standard practice despite its controversy.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.titleRoutine drainage in breast reduction surgeryen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.relation.isnodouble12615
dc.relation.isnodouble12962


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