Wound closure in obese patients

R. A. Kozol, D. Fromm, N. B. Ackerman, R. Chung

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A five year randomized prospective study was carried out to compare subcutaneous drains versus a type of stay suture closure in morbidly obese patients. While acceptable wound infection rates were found, no statistical superiority was established between these types of closures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Kozol, R. A., Fromm, D., Ackerman, N. B., & Chung, R. (1986). Wound closure in obese patients. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 162(5), 442-444.