Growth of tracheal anastomoses

Advantage of absorbable interrupted sutures

Peter Mckeown, Hidetoshi Tsuboi, Takao Togo, Robert Thomas, Richard Tuck, David Gordon

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Abstract

Growth of the trachea after complete transection and anastomosis was studied in four groups of 1-month-old New Zealand white rabbits. The trachea was transected at the fifth cartilaginous ring and then anastomosed with continuous 6-0 polypropylene (Prolene) (group 1), interrupted 6-0 polypropylene (group 2), continuous 6-0 polydioxanone (PDS) (group 3), or interrupted 6-0 PDS (group 4). The animals were followed up for 90 to 103 days (mean follow-up, 95 days). At the time the animals were killed, body weight had increased 125% (1.2 to 2.7 ± 0.18 kg). Growth of the trachea was assessed at the time of death. Results from this study suggest that growth of a tracheal anastomosis is retarded in a growing animal model. The degree of resultant stenosis was significantly less when an absorbable suture material (PDS) and an interrupted suturing technique were used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-641
Number of pages6
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Trachea
Sutures
Polypropylenes
Growth
Polydioxanone
Pathologic Constriction
Animal Models
Body Weight
Rabbits

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Growth of tracheal anastomoses : Advantage of absorbable interrupted sutures. / Mckeown, Peter; Tsuboi, Hidetoshi; Togo, Takao; Thomas, Robert; Tuck, Richard; Gordon, David.

In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 51, No. 4, 01.01.1991, p. 636-641.

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Mckeown, Peter ; Tsuboi, Hidetoshi ; Togo, Takao ; Thomas, Robert ; Tuck, Richard ; Gordon, David. / Growth of tracheal anastomoses : Advantage of absorbable interrupted sutures. In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 51, No. 4. pp. 636-641.
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