Author(s): Singh A, Thind MS, Mander KS, Singh GP
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Abstract A mini suction drain made up of a 20 cc glass syringe, a stainless steel spring and a scalp vein cannula (whose needle end has been cut off and multiple holes made in the distal 2.5-5 cm) is described. It is very useful in preventing postoperative haematoma formation, in nasogastric tube suction, in easy drawing up of fluids from vials, and in exploration of deep seated abscesses and collections. It is inexpensive, as syringe and spring can be re-used after sterilisation by autoclaving.
This article was published in Br J Plast Surg
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports