Unidirectional barbed suture versus continuous suture with intracorporeal knots in laparoscopic myomectomy: A randomized study

Franco Alessandri, Valentino Remorgida, Pier Luigi Venturini, Simone Ferrero

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Abstract

Study Objective: To estimate the effectiveness of unidirectional knotless barbed suture and continuous suture with intracorporeal knots in the repair of uterine wall defects during laparoscopic myomectomy. Design: Randomized clinical study (Canadian Task Force Classification I). Setting: Single-center study in a university hospital. Patients: This study enrolled 44 women who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Interventions: In accord with to the randomization, the uterine wall defects were closed either with a continuous suture with intracorporeal knots (group V) or a unidirectional knotless barbed suture (group L). Measurements and Main Results: The time required to suture the uterine wall defect was significantly lower in group L (11.5 ± 4.1 minutes) than in group V (17.4 ± 3.8 minutes; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-729
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Barbed suture
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Myoma
  • Myomectomy
  • Suture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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