Subcuticular Skin Closure as a Standard Approach to Emergency Appendectomy in Children: Prospective Clinical Trial

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We evaluated the morbidity associated with primary closure by interrupted subcuticular absorbable sutures following emergency appendectomy. In a prospective clinical trial over a 12-month period, 216 children who underwent emergency appendectomy had skin closure using subcuticular interrupted absorbable polyglactin 4-0 sutures. Preoperative prophylactic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002689900007

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