Research Article| Volume 52, ISSUE 2, P314-317, August 1962

Drain fever, a complication of drainage after cholecystectomy

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      Pain in the right upper abdomen and fever occasionally occur after manipulation or removal of soft rubber drains used following cholecystectomy. The course is generally benign with subsidence without specific therapy. If the drain is carefully placed and then removed within 48 hours after operation, this annoying complication can probably be prevented.
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