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With a prevalence of up to 25%, seroma formation is among the most common complications of body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty. Small amounts of fluid are reabsorbed by the body spontaneously, however, larger seroma volumes need to be evacuated via puncture aspiration to prevent wound healing disturbances and infection, leading to major patient discomfort and a prolonged hospital stay. There is increasing controversy regarding the efficacy of surgical drains in seroma prevention. This study compares the incidence rate of seroma in three study arms with different usage of drains.


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NCT number NCT03190876
Study type Interventional
Source University of Regensburg
Contact Alexandra Anker, Dr. med. univ.
Phone 0049 941 782 3110
Email aanker@caritasstjosef.de
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date March 1, 2017
Completion date September 1, 2019

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