Pictured: Penrose drain placed after excision of a tumor from a 7-year-old Labrador’s chest wall.
- What type of drain is a Penrose?
- What is the other family of drains? Give an example.
- Why is the placement of this drain less than ideal?
- How should it have been placed?
- What is a wise precaution with any Penrose? Why?
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