What Is the Role of Barbed Suture in Laparoscopic Myomectomy? A Meta-Analysis and Pregnancy Outcome Evaluation

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: This work analyzes the feasibility and effectiveness of barbed suture during laparoscopic myomectomy.

METHODS: Eight works have been carefully examined for the meta-analysis from all papers published online until November 2017.

RESULTS: Barbed suture proved to be superior to traditional suture technique in blood loss in laparoscopic myomectomy (Standardized Mean Difference [SMD] -0.650, 95% CI -1.420 to -0.119, p = 0.098, test for heterogenity p < 0.0001, I2 = 95.54%), Hb drop (SMD -1.452, 95% CI -3.590 to 0.687, p = 0.183, test for heterogenity p < 0.0001, I2 = 99.08%), suturing difficulty (SMD -0.638, 95% CI -0.935 to -0.342, p ≤ 0.001, test for heterogenity p = 0.25, I2 = 27.84%), suturing time (SMD -1.197, 95% CI -1.848 to -0.549, p ≤0.001, test for heterogenity p = 0.0001, I2 = 83.30%) and total operative time (SMD -0.687, 95% CI -0.804 to -0.569, p ≤ 0.001, test for heterogenity p = 0.292, I2 = 17.44%). Barbed suture demonstrated to be better in comparison with the control group even with regard to the length of hospitalization (SMD -0.278, 95% CI -0.543 to 0.012, p = 0.040, test for heterogenity p = 0.025, I2 = 61.85%), and to perioperative complications (SMD 0.708, 95% CI 0.503-0.996, p = 0.048, test for heterogenity p = 0.79, I2 = 0%).

CONCLUSION: Barbed suture significantly facilitates laparoscopic myomectomy by reducing the total operative/suturing time, estimated blood loss/Hb drop, and reduction of perioperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-532
Number of pages12
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Volume83
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Blood Loss, Surgical/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hemoglobins/analysis
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy/adverse effects
  • Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data
  • Operative Time
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome/epidemiology
  • Suture Techniques
  • Sutures/adverse effects
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Uterine Myomectomy/adverse effects
  • Uterus/surgery

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