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Minerva Chirurgica 2002 April;57(2):177-96

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language: Italian

The evolution of viscerosynthesis and its methodological implications: from manual sutures to biocompatible materials

Russo A.


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This study aims to provide an overview of the different suturing techniques used in surgery, paying special attention to cancer surgery which, compared to general surgery, has precise requirements correlated to the type of patient and form of exeresis used, which often tends to be extensive. In this panorama which manages to avoid any form of superficiality, the discussion ranges from mechanical automatic suturing devices to recent advances in so-called biological repair, without omitting an analysis of the gold standard of tissue repair, namely suture thread, which appears to have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for technological innovation, even in the literature.

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