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A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2012 February;171(1):53-7
Cesarean section, study comparing techniques and suture materials
Croce P., Perotti D., Frigoli A., Quirino L., Di Mario M.
U.O. di Ostetricia e Ginecologia 2 Dipartimento Materno-Infantile A.O. Lodi, Lodi, Italia
Aim. We have studied two techniques of skin suture of after caesarean section, making an evaluation of the patient’s satisfaction level, of the esthetical result, of the pain suffered by the patient, of the complications and of the operation’s costs.
Methods. 362 women, subject to a caesarean section, have been subdivided in two groups: in the group A, the skin’s synthesis (reconstruction) has been performed using (2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate) (2-OCA), in group B using an intradermal [administration] of Vicryl 2/00, Steri-Strip and Tegaderm and Pad* (TP). The level of pain has been evaluated according to an analogical scale based on surgeon’s observation; and the patients have been submitted to a medical check-up after 4 days and after 2 month from the operation.
Results. The operation duration, the pain, the esthetical result, the complications, the level of satisfaction have been overlapping, the cost has been significantly less in group A.
Conclusion. The associated use of intradermal suture, Steri-Strip and (TP) has turned out a low-cost technique, easy to perform and appreciated by the patients.