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Table 1

From: Half versus full vacuum suction drainage after modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer- a prospective randomized clinical trial[ISRCTN24484328]

  Full vaccum group n = 50 Half vaccum group n = 35 p- value
Mean Age (years) 49.54 (S.D = 9.821) 46 (S.D = 7.580) -
Mean Weight (kg) 54 (S.D = 6.543) 55 (S.D = 5.285) -
No. Of lymph nodes resected (mean) 12.5 (S.D = 1.619) 12 (S.D = 1.328) -
% With positive lymph nodes 28% 30% -
NACT regime CAF CAF -
Surgery MRM MRM -
Mean volume drained (ml) 525 (S.D = 66.282) 325 (S.D = 39.612) <0.001
Mean hospital stay (days) 10.8 (S.D = 1.603) 6 (S.D = 1.414) <0.001
BMI 21.6 (S.D = 2.347) 21.7 (S.D = 1.800) -
Morbidity    
Flap necrosis 1 1 NS
Wound infection 4 3 NS
Seroma formation 2 1 NS
Seroma aspirations required None None -