EXPERIMENTAL COMPARISON OF THE DIFFERENT SIZE SUTURE MATERIALS ON TENSIONED MICROARTERIAL ANASTOMOSIS
ZAFER ÖZSOY1, ÖMER YERCİ2, SİBEL ÖZSOY3, ALFRED BERGER4
1Şişli Etfal Hastanesi, Plastik Cerrahi Kliniği, İSTANBUL
2Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji A.B.D. /BURSA
3Şişli Etfal Hastanesi, 1. Kadın Hastalıkları Doğum Kliniği, İSTANBUL
4Hannover Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Plastik ve Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi Kliniği, Hannover/ALMANYA
It is known that microarterial anastomosis should be performed by using appropriate size suture materials. But, there is not any experimental study done to evaluate suture size on tensioned suture anastomosis. In this experimental study, macroscopic and hysthopathologic findings were evaluated on microarterial anastomosis performed by using two different sized nonabsorbable suture material on rat carotid arteries. Carotid arteries of standardized rats having 1 mm. diameter were end to end anastomosed under increasing tension by using two different sized (9.0 and 10.0 Ethilon) suture materials. Anastomosis were performed without undue tension in control groups.
Macroscopic and hysthopathologic evaluation were on immediate postoperative period and 1week postoperatively. Patency rate was 100% in controls. In tensioned anastomosis group, trombus formation rate was 50% less in 10.0 suture group compared to 9.0 suture group. No rupture of anastomosis was observed in this study. Media necrosis, subendothelial hyperplasia and foreign body reaction rate were similar in both groups.