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Journal of Thyroid Research
Volume 2013, Article ID 285768, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/285768
Clinical Study

Is the Use of a Drain for Thyroid Surgery Realistic? A Prospective Randomized Interventional Study

1General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Maltepe University, 34843 Istanbul, Turkey
2General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Sakarya University, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey
3Radiology Department, School of Medicine, Maltepe University, 34843 Istanbul, Turkey
4Pathology Department, School of Medicine, Maltepe University, 34843 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 19 March 2013; Accepted 7 May 2013

Academic Editor: C. Marcocci

Copyright © 2013 Ugur Deveci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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