Frazier Metallic Suction Tube: An Adjunct in Irrigation of Deep Fascial Spaces
Once incision and drainage of fascial space abscess is performed, irrigation of deep spaces with saline and antibiotic solution should be done daily for effective elimination or reduction of infection. Various advocated aids for irrigation into deeper areas are: small pediatric nasogastric feeding tubes, French catheter, polyethylene irrigation tubes and scalp vein infusion set. All these aids have major inherent disadvantages like, they tend to kink inside the deep spaces limiting the reach of irrigating solution into deeper spaces, are not readily available in dental departments and have to be discarded after every use. Overcoming these disadvantages, a simple yet an effective method is proposed here—use of a Frazier suction tube.
KeywordsFrazier suction tube Fascial space Irrigation Infection
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