Loop drainage

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by debalbuena, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. debalbuena New Member

    English
    Context: A retrospective study was performed of all children who underwent
    incision and loop drainage for subcutaneous abscesses between January 2002 ...

    I came across this while interpreting and was not sure of what the best way to interpret 'loop' in this case would be.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you! Gracias
     
  2. sergio11 Senior Member

    Los Angeles and Buenos Aires
    Spanish (lunfardo)
    Cuando el drenaje entra al absceso por un agujero y sale por otro, se lo llama "loop drain" o "loop drainage" porque en general atan las dos puntas para que no se salga antes de que el cirujano lo quiera sacar, y el drenaje queda en forma de aro o "loop." No sé cómo se llaman en castellano.
     

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