Purse-string approximation vs. primary closure with a drain for stoma reversal surgery: results of a randomized clinical trial. Surgery Today 2019; 49: 231–237.

Published: 2nd September 2019

Authors: Amamo K, Ishida H, Kumamoto K, Okada N, Hatano S, Chika N et al.


In this study that included 159 patients, more patients had wound healing after 30 days following primary closure (92.4 per cent) than purse-string suture (62.5 per cent); 95 per cent confidence intervals of the difference: 42.9 to 16.9 per cent. Surgical site infection rates were similar.

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