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Ginecol Obstet Mex. 1999 Oct;67:491-6.

[Closure of the skin with cyanoacrylate in cesarean section].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Hospital de Gineco Obstetricia Luis Castelazo Ayala México D.F.


The objective was to determine the usefulness of cyanocrilate when closing cesarean wounds, in comparison with silk and nylon usual sutures. 74 patients with cesarean without background of previous abdominal surgery or infection were observed. Patients were divided into two groups: the use of cyanocrilate to close skin on medium and Pfannenstiel incisions was practiced on 44 patients, and on the remaining 30 patients integrating the control group, silk or nylon suture was used. The population characteristics did not show differences. Evaluated parameters were as follows; both groups showed similar little to moderate pain. Pruritus predominated in the cyanocrilate group (CIAN) on about 18.1% vs 13.2% on the control group. Marks on the skin largely predominated on the control group with silk (75%), while there were no marks on the CIAN group. The reaction to a foreign body was greater in the CIAN group, 15.9% versus 6.6% in the control group. Superficial dehiscence on the CIAN group was 6%, while it was 10% on the control group. The CIAN group showed 2.2% of hematomas, and the group of control 6.6%. Poorly coapted edges resulted in 4.5% on the CIAN group versus 20% on the control group. Skin closure average time on the CIAN was 62.8 sec and 283 on the control group. The use of cyanocrilate on the cesaran wounds closure showed: efficiency, safety and surgical time reduction, the scar aesthetics was improved and costs were reduced.

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