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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-90

Sutureless versus sutured circumcision: A comparative study

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Amit Raut
Radhey Sankul Apartments, Dwarka, Nashik, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_12_18

PMID: 30787578

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Introduction: Today is the era of “wireless” in technology and here comes era of “sutureless” in the field of surgery. Every surgeon wishes for better wound healing with better cosmesis without complications and early back to routine activities. All this is possible by use of adhesive for wound edges of circumcision is shown by us in this study. In addition, other aim was to study the efficacy, safety, functional outcome, and cosmesis of isoamyl cyanoacrylate when used as adhesive for wound edges of pediatric circumcisions. Materials and Methods: Group A comprised 162 pediatric patients who underwent sutureless circumcisions and Group B comprised a similar number, i.e., 162 pediatric patients who had undergone circumcision by conventional method using absorbable interrupted sutures. Comparative analysis of both the groups was done based on various parameters such as bleeding, infection, foreign body reaction, excessive swelling, and wound dehiscence. In addition, visual analog pain scoring was done after 6 h and after 12 h postoperative. Results: Complications were more commonly seen in sutured Group B versus sutureless circumcision-Group A. In addition, postoperative pain and need of analgesics were seen more commonly in sutured Group B patients. Wound healing and final cosmesis were far better in Group A patients. Conclusion: Our results show that isoamyl cyanoacrylate is comparatively safe, efficient, has better functional outcome and good cosmesis when used as adhesive for wound edges of pediatric circumcisions. Sutureless circumcision technique is better than conventional sutured circumcision.

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