A simple continuous pattern using absorbable suture ...

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Title A simple continuous pattern using absorbable suture for perineal urethrostomy in the cat: 18 cases (2000-2002)
Author(s) M. D. Agrodnia, J. G. Hauptman, B. J. Stanley, R. Walshaw
Journal Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Date 2004
Volume 40
Issue 6
Start page 479
End page 483
Abstract Closure with a simple continuous pattern using absorbable suture was evaluated in 18 cats that underwent perineal urethrostomy from 2000 to 2002. The perineal urethrostomy was performed in a similar manner in all the cats, and either 4-0 or 5-0 polydioxanone was used for closure. Cats were evaluated 2 weeks postoperatively, and long-term follow-up information was reviewed. In all cats, the perineal urethrostomy site was healed within 2 weeks. None of the cats developed a stricture postoperatively. Complications were not significantly different (P>0.50) from those found in a comparison group of 21 cats operated between 1997 and 2002, in which perineal urethrostomies were performed using nonabsorbable sutures that were removed postoperatively.

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