Abstract:Complications from skin closure after median sternotomy or standard thoracotomy incision, although uncommon, may be the source of undesireable morbidity and even death. A prospective randomized study of 3 different methods of wound skin closure has been carried out in 205 patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery. These methods were: 1. continuous nylon vertical mattress suture; 2. continuous subcuticular absorbable (Dexon) suture; 3. adhesive sutureless skin closure (Op-Site). All wounds were examined by ind… Show more
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