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REVIEW ARTICLE

Barbed Sutures in Laparoscopic Myomectomy—Realistic Expectations: A Critical Review

Shyjus Puliyathinkal

Citation Information : Puliyathinkal S. Barbed Sutures in Laparoscopic Myomectomy—Realistic Expectations: A Critical Review. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6 (3):167-169.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1206

Published Online: 01-12-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Materials and methods

We analyzed 9 published articles to critically look at the effectiveness of self-retaining barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy. A literature research was performed using internet.

Discussion

Barbed suture seems to be a reasonably good option for intracorporeal suturing in laparoscopic myomectomy. The time required for intracorporeal suturing was significantly less with barbed suturing (11.5 min/9.9 min/126s) when compared to the conventional suturing (17.4 min/15.8 min/272.6s). The total operative time required with barbed sutures (118 min/51 min) was found to be significantly reduced in comparison with conventional sutures (162 min/ 58 min). The intraoperative blood loss was found to be significantly reduced in 2 of the 3 studies with the use of barbed sutures. Fall in hemoglobin and duration of hospital stay also seems to be reduced with the self-retaining sutures.

Conclusion

The self-retaining barbed suture seems to be an effective option for intracorporeal suturing in laparoscopic myomectomy with numerous benefits.

How to cite this article

Puliyathinkal S. Barbed Sutures in Laparoscopic Myomectomy—Realistic Expectations: A Critical Review. World J Lap Surg 2013;6(3):167-169.


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