Entrapped Suction Drain Tube Removal – A Novel Non-operative Technique

Vol. 9 | Issue 1 | January-February 2021 | Page: 56-57 | Akshay Mylarappa

Authors: Akshay Mylarappa [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, IMS and SUM hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, K-8, Kalinga Nagar,IMS and Sum Hospital, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha,India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Akshay Mylarappa,
Department of Orthopaedics, IMS and SUM hospital,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, K-8, Kalinga Nagar, IMS and Sum Hospital, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha,India.
E-mail: akshaymylar@gmail.com



Entrapped suction drain tube is a trivial issue but the management of which is challenging and cumbrous to both, the patient and the surgeon. Complications during its removal including pain and tearing of the drain tube increase the need for open retrieval of the fragments. A novel technique of using a Gigli saw to cut through the traversing suture intraluminally and removal of the drain tube can be performed in the ward without any extensive complications.
Keywords: Retained, Entangled, Suction drain tube, Gigli saw, Cut.


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How to Cite this article:  Mylarappa A Entrapped Suction Drain Tube Removal– A Novel Non-operative Technique | Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association | January-February 2021; 9(1): 56-57.


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