Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Breast Cancer. Women undergoing surgery for primary breast cancer routinely have suction drains inserted deep to the wounds.
Prior to my surgery, I was terrified about having my breasts removed. After all, when I had my lung surgery in the surgeon had to spread and crack my ribs to make his way to my lung; that was pretty painful and I soldiered through that journey. Before my mastectomy, I was more afraid and pretty angry about having my life interrupted and becoming dependent on others to do simple, mundane tasks like reaching up into my kitchen cabinet for a coffee cup, my inability to shower, wash my own hair and not being able to cook for my family or DRIVE.
Hi all, I had a mastectomy last Wednesday, and my drains removed 2 days after the op, which was great, but now i am feeling pressure where my breast was and it feels like there's some fluid building up. I contacted my Breast Care Nurse yesterday and she said if it continues to get worse then call her and she can arrange for it to be drained by the surgeon who did the op apparently the nurses are not trained to do it. Is this fluid build up normal?
It will also help you understand what to expect during your recovery. Read through this guide at least once before your surgery and use it as a reference in the days leading up to your surgery. Bring this guide with you every time you come to MSK, including the day of your surgery. You and your healthcare team will refer to it throughout your care.
Surgical patients are frequently discharged with surgical drains to assist in wound closure that could be disrupted by postoperative hematomas, lymphoceles, or seromas. In clinical practice, duration of drain use is typically dependent on daily output. The aim of this paper was to examine the origins and justifications of drain removal criteria.
Professional Reference articles are designed for health professionals to use. You may find the Surgical Drains article more useful, or one of our other health articles. Surgical drains of various types have been used, with the best intentions, in different operations for many years.
Jump to navigation. Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies in women, accounting for a large number of deaths worldwide each year. Sometimes, an essential part of breast cancer management includes an operation to remove the lymph nodes in the armpit, called an 'axillary dissection', sometimes also known as 'axillary lymphadenectomy'. This operation may be needed if the cancer has spread metastasised to the armpit.