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Breastfeed Med. 2016 Jun;11:259-60. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2016.0008. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Negative Suction Drain Through a Mini Periareolar Incision for the Treatment of Lactational Breast Abscess Shortens Hospital Stay and Increases Breastfeeding Rates.

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Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital , Yangzhou, People's Republic of China .

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although breast abscess is a serious uncommon complication of mastitis with high morbidity rate, there is a lack of high-quality randomized trial to demonstrate the best treatments. We reported a novel way of applying negative suction drain through a mini periareolar incision.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We retrospectively analyzed and compared the clinical characteristics of 62 patients with lactational breast abscess in our department from August 2012 to April 2015. Thirty-two patients went through traditional incision and drainage (Group A) and 30 patients were placed on negative suction drain through mini periareolar incision (Group B).

RESULTS:

There is no significant difference between the two groups in terms of age, white blood cell (WBC) count, size of the abscess cavity, and positive rate of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Patients in Group B had a shorter hospitalized stay (pā€‰=ā€‰0.003) and had a higher rate of continuation of breastfeeding (pā€‰<ā€‰0.005).

CONCLUSION:

Applying drain with negative suction pressure through a mini periareolar incision is an effective modality for treating lactational breast abscess and maintaining breastfeeding.

PMID:
27249051
DOI:
10.1089/bfm.2016.0008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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