Prophylactic Drainage after Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis in Adults: A Post Hoc Analysis of an EAST Multi-Center Study

Qian S., Vasileiou G., Pust G. D., Zakrison T., Rattan R., Zielinski M., ...More

SURGICAL INFECTIONS, vol.22, no.8, pp.780-786, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/sur.2019.258
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.780-786
  • Keywords: abscess, appendicitis, drainage, infection, post-operative complication
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: We sought to assess the efficacy of prophylactic abdominal drainage to prevent complications after appendectomy for perforated appendicitis.