Subcutaneous Tissue

To Suture or Not to Suture at Cesarean Section

Van R. Bohman, Larry C. Gilstrap, Susan M. Ramin, Bertis B. Little, Rigoberto Santos-Ramos, Kenneth G. Goldaber, Jody Dax, Kenneth J. Leveno

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Abstract

Objective: The null hypothesis for this investigation was that there was no difference in the frequency of wound disruption between women who had their subcutaneous tissues approximated with suture and those who did not during cesarean section. Methods: During alternating months, consecutive women delivered by cesarean section either did (N = 716) or did not (N = 693) have their subcutaneous tissues closed with suture. All data were analyzed using chi square, Student’s t-test, Fisher’s exact probability test, analysis of variance, or logistic regression. Results: A 32% decrease in the frequency of wound disruption was observed when subcutaneous tissues were brought into apposition with suture at cesarean section (P — 0.03). Conclusions: Closure of Scarpa’s and Camper’s fascia with suture during cesarean section significantly decreased the frequency of wound disruption in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Subcutaneous Tissue
Cesarean Section
Sutures
Wounds and Injuries
Fascia
Analysis of Variance
Logistic Models
Students
Population

Keywords

  • infection
  • wound closure
  • Wound disruption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Bohman, V. R., Gilstrap, L. C., Ramin, S. M., Little, B. B., Santos-Ramos, R., Goldaber, K. G., ... Leveno, K. J. (1994). Subcutaneous Tissue: To Suture or Not to Suture at Cesarean Section. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1(6), 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1064744994000219

Subcutaneous Tissue : To Suture or Not to Suture at Cesarean Section. / Bohman, Van R.; Gilstrap, Larry C.; Ramin, Susan M.; Little, Bertis B.; Santos-Ramos, Rigoberto; Goldaber, Kenneth G.; Dax, Jody; Leveno, Kenneth J.

In: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1994, p. 259-264.

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Bohman, VR, Gilstrap, LC, Ramin, SM, Little, BB, Santos-Ramos, R, Goldaber, KG, Dax, J & Leveno, KJ 1994, 'Subcutaneous Tissue: To Suture or Not to Suture at Cesarean Section', Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1064744994000219
Bohman, Van R. ; Gilstrap, Larry C. ; Ramin, Susan M. ; Little, Bertis B. ; Santos-Ramos, Rigoberto ; Goldaber, Kenneth G. ; Dax, Jody ; Leveno, Kenneth J. / Subcutaneous Tissue : To Suture or Not to Suture at Cesarean Section. In: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1994 ; Vol. 1, No. 6. pp. 259-264.
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