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RATIONALE: The use of axillary drains may help to prevent complications following axillary lymph node dissection.
- Compare high vacuum drainage vs low vacuum drainage vs simple tube drainage in patients undergoing axillary surgery for stage I or II breast cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study.
Patients undergo axillary dissection, then are randomized to one of three axillary drainage systems.
- Arm I: Patients receive high vacuum drainage.
- Arm II: Patients receive low vacuum drainage.
- Arm III: Patients receive simple tube drainage (no vacuum). All drains are removed when daily volumes are below 30 mL or at 5 days after surgery, regardless of drain volume.
Patients are followed at day 10 and at 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 200 patients will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
management of therapy complications
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust - London
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:35:31-0400
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