Document Type : Research Article
Background:To evaluate the effectiveness of non-drainage of thyroid bed post thyroidectomy.Methods: This is a prospective study. Patients undergoing thyroidectomies from January 2017 to January 2022 under Surgical ward ESIC Hospital, Kalaburagi were included. Drains were not used after thyroidectomies during this period. USG Neck (day 2) and USG Neck (day 12) to look for post-operative hematoma (operated bed). Results: A total of 120 procedures were done. Mean age of the patients included in this study is 36 years. The parameters assessed in our study are Bleeding, airway compromise, seroma, surgical site infection, Length of hospital stay. In our study of no drainage of thyroid bed, there was one patient with hematoma formation. There was no airway compromise or seroma formation. There were four patients who had surgical site infection in our study. One patient had to undergo reoperation for completion thyroidectomy. Conclusion: The findings from our study are found to be consistent with previous studies. With this study we can conclude that usage of drains in thyroid surgery does not show any decrease in hematoma and seroma formation and is associated with increased hospital stay and postoperative pain.