Intraperitoneal drain placement and outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: international matched, prospective, cohort study.

Sgrò A., Blanco-Colino R., Ahmed W., Brindl N., Gujjuri R. R., Lapolla P., ...More

The British journal of surgery, vol.109, pp.520-529, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bjs/znac069
  • Journal Name: The British journal of surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.520-529
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Despite current guidelines, intraperitoneal drain placement after elective colorectal surgery remains widespread. Drains were not associated with earlier detection of intraperitoneal collections, but were associated with prolonged hospital stay and increased risk of surgical-site infections.