Effects of Triclosan-Impregnated Suture Materials on Colonic Anastomosis

Atabey M., TAŞ A., TOPÇU Ö., SİLİĞ Y.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.42, no.1, pp.12-17, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2019.70973
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-17


Objective: Symptomatic anastomotic leakage observed after colorectal surgery is one of the major complications. One of the factors affecting the anastomosis healing is the type of suture material used. This study aims to investigate the effects of the suture material polydioxanone (PDS, Ethicon), which is late absorbable and has a monofilament structure, and the suture material polyglactin 910 (Vicryl, Ethicon), which is absorbable and has a multifilament structure, on the healing of colonic anastomosis, and to compare the traditional forms of these sutures with their antibacterial effective triclosan-impregnated forms (PDS Plus, Ethicon and Vicryl Plus, Ethicon).