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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2015 Feb;185:99-102. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.11.022. Epub 2014 Dec 15.

Comparison of barbed suture versus traditional suture in laparoendoscopic single-site myomectomy.

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1
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
4
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: sanaram@naver.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the surgical outcomes between uterine wall repairs using barbed suture versus traditional suture during laparoendoscopic single-site myomectomy (LESS-M).

STUDY DESIGN:

Data were prospectively collected from 60 consecutive patients with uterine myomas at three institutions. Patients were managed by LESS-M with either traditional suture (the first 30 patients) or barbed suture (the next 30 patients). Operative time, blood loss, and technical difficulty were assessed for each patient.

RESULTS:

Patient characteristics (age, body mass index, other demographic data, number of myomas, and location and size of the largest myoma) were similar between the two study groups. No significant differences in operative complications, failure rate of the intended surgeries, degree of postoperative pain, or hospital stay duration were observed between the two groups. The use of barbed suture significantly reduced the suturing time for treating the uterine wall defects (P=0.014), as well as the total operative time (P=0.027). The use of barbed suture was also associated with less operative blood loss (P=0.040) and less technical difficulty (P=0.001) compared with traditional suture.

CONCLUSION:

The use of barbed suture in LESS-M effectively reduces the time required for suturing, thereby decreasing the total operative time, the operative blood loss, and the surgical difficulty.

KEYWORDS:

Barbed suture; Laparoendoscopic single-site; Laparoscopy; Myomectomy; V-Loc

PMID:
25549572
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.11.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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