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Am J Vet Res. 2012 Nov;73(11):1819-23. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.73.11.1819.

Evaluation of a novel suture material for closure of intestinal anastomoses in canine cadavers.

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  • 1United States Army 106th MD BN VET SVC, APO AP (Korea), 96351.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare leakage and maximum intraluminal pressures for a novel suture material with pressures for comparable suture material when used in closure of intestinal anastomoses in canine cadavers.

SAMPLE:

Healthy intestines from cadavers of dogs euthanized for reasons unrelated to the study.

PROCEDURES:

18 anastomoses were performed on intestinal sections within 72 hours after dogs were euthanized and intestinal samples collected. Anastomoses were performed with a simple continuous suture pattern. Leakage and maximum intraluminal pressures were measured and recorded for 6 control segments and 18 anastomosed sections. A barbed glycomer 631 suture (size 4-0 United States Pharmacopeia [USP]) was compared with glycomer 631 sutures (sizes 3-0 and 4-0 USP). Results for leakage and maximum intraluminal pressures were compared via an ANOVA.

RESULTS:

The barbed glycomer 631 suture material leaked at a significantly higher pressure than did the comparable glycomer 631 suture materials. Maximum intraluminal pressures were not significantly different among the suture materials.

CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE:

Barbed glycomer 631 4-0 USP suture material was as effective as glycomer 631 suture materials and may be a safe alternative for use in closure of enterectomies in dogs.

PMID:
23106470
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