Staples versus sutures for closing leg wounds after vein graft harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery.

  • Biancari F
  • Tiozzo V
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Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) after saphenous vein graft harvesting is a complication occurring in up to 18% of patients who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). It is not known whether the method of skin closure influences the infection rate.

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Biancari, F., & Tiozzo, V. (2010). Staples versus sutures for closing leg wounds after vein graft harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd008057.pub2

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