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Endoscopic release of retained Penrose drains: a simple solution for an old problem.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Beshai, AZ; Flashner, SC; Walther, PJ
Published in: J Urol
April 1992

The Penrose drain internally tethered by a fascial suture is a surgical complication with medical and legal implications. Correction of this problem usually has required open reexploration. A technique of endoscopic release of such a drain through the drain tract is described. Since this procedure can be performed with the patient under local anesthesia, additional hospitalization and patient discomfort are minimized. This technique has broad applicability for the management of this wound complication following most abdominal explorations requiring drain placement for urological, gynecological or general surgical indications.

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J Urol

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ISSN

0022-5347

Publication Date

April 1992

Volume

147

Issue

4

Start / End Page

1067 / 1068

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pelvis
  • Humans
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Equipment Design
  • Endoscopy
  • Drainage
  • Child
 

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Beshai, A. Z., Flashner, S. C., & Walther, P. J. (1992). Endoscopic release of retained Penrose drains: a simple solution for an old problem. J Urol, 147(4), 1067–1068. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37471-2
Beshai, A. Z., S. C. Flashner, and P. J. Walther. “Endoscopic release of retained Penrose drains: a simple solution for an old problem.J Urol 147, no. 4 (April 1992): 1067–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37471-2.
Beshai AZ, Flashner SC, Walther PJ. Endoscopic release of retained Penrose drains: a simple solution for an old problem. J Urol. 1992 Apr;147(4):1067–8.
Beshai, A. Z., et al. “Endoscopic release of retained Penrose drains: a simple solution for an old problem.J Urol, vol. 147, no. 4, Apr. 1992, pp. 1067–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37471-2.
Beshai AZ, Flashner SC, Walther PJ. Endoscopic release of retained Penrose drains: a simple solution for an old problem. J Urol. 1992 Apr;147(4):1067–1068.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Urol

DOI

ISSN

0022-5347

Publication Date

April 1992

Volume

147

Issue

4

Start / End Page

1067 / 1068

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pelvis
  • Humans
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Equipment Design
  • Endoscopy
  • Drainage
  • Child