Small bowel obstruction from barbed suture following laparoscopic myomectomy-A case report.

@article{Lee2015SmallBO,
  title={Small bowel obstruction from barbed suture following laparoscopic myomectomy-A case report.},
  author={Eric Tat Choi Lee and Felix Wu Shun Wong},
  journal={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={146-9}
}
Myomectomy is commonly performed for symptomatic fibroids in women who wish to conserve fertility. Laparoscopic myomectomy provides advantages as a minimally invasive procedure. To facilitate the closure of the uterine wound after enucleation of the fibroid, barbed sutures have been introduced as they can shorten the operative time and reduce the amount of bleeding. However, the use of barbed suture is not without risk. There were a few reports on the risks of barbed sutures in the literature… CONTINUE READING

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