Do Different Abdominal Incision Techniques Play a Role in Wound Complications in Patients Operated on for Gastrointestinal Malignancies ? "Scalpel vs. Electrocautery"

Eren T., Balik E., Ziyade S., Yamaner S., Akyuz A., Bugra D.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.110, ss.451-456, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 110 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2010.11680654
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.451-456


Background : Despite the studies of animals that demonstrate better wound healing after abdominal incisions with the use of a scalpel rather than electocautery, clinical experience does not confirm these findings. The purpose of this study was to compare the early postoperative and late-term wound complication rates between the scalpel and electrocautery in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies undergoing midline abdominal incisions.