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Basic interrupted versus continuous suturing techniques in bronchial anastomosis following sleeve lobectomy in dogs.
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PMID:  17913509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Sleeve resection with or without lung resection is a valid conservative operation for patients with benign or malignant tumors; it enables the preservation of lung parenchyma. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare complications, operating time, and bronchial healing between the techniques of interrupted and continuous suturing for bronchial anastomosis in dogs. METHODS: Twenty adult mongrel dogs each weighing 18-22 kg (average: 20 kg) were divided into two groups according to the anastomosis technique performed: group A, interrupted suturing and group B, continuous suturing. Each group comprised of 10 dogs. Following right thoracotomy, sleeve resection of the right cranial lobe was performed in all dogs. Basic interrupted sutures using 4/0 Vicryl (Ethicon, USA) were used in group A, and continuous sutures were used in group B. RESULTS: The median anastomosis time was 15.2 min (range: 13-21 min) in group A and 9.6 min (range: 8-13 min) in group B. In all dogs, the anastomosis line was resected via right pneumonectomy for histopathological investigation 1 month after sleeve resection. Histopathological examination revealed that the healing of the anastomosis was not affected by the suturing technique applied. One dog from each group died on the fourth postoperative day; Fisher's exact test, p=0.763. CONCLUSIONS: Our research revealed that the healing of the anastomosis was not affected by the suturing technique performed.
Ahmet Sami Bayram; Mehmet Muharrem Erol; Hakan Salci; Ozgür Ozyiğit; Sacit Görgül; Cengiz Gebitekin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-12     Completed Date:  2008-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  852-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Uludag University, School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Bronchi / pathology,  surgery*
Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
Pneumonectomy / methods
Suture Techniques*
Wound Healing

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