surgical closure

surgical closure

(1) Those devices or artifices used to close an open surgical field.
(2) The act of closing a operative field.

surgical closure

Those devices or artifices used to close an open surgical field. See Absorbable sutures, Catgut, Nonabsorbable sutures, Silk, Staples, Tape.
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Percutaneous versus surgical closure of secundum atrial septal defects: a systematic review and meta-analysis of currently available clinical evidence.
Surgical closure of ASD has been used for over 50 years and appears to be a safe and effective operation.
Clinical outcomes and costs of Amplatzer transcatheter closure as compared with surgical closure of ostium secundum atrial septal defects.
Four weeks after being discharged, she was taken to the operating room for surgical closure of her oronasal fistula, but the defect could not be closed because of extensive granulation tissue and bony necrosis surrounding the fistula (figure, B).
Objective: To compare the Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) wound therapy with Conventional Gauze Therapy (CGT) in management of acute traumatic wounds on the basis of time taken to achieve a vital red wound ready for definitive surgical closure.
If the eyelid coloboma is large, immediate surgical closure is indicated to prevent exposure keratopathy.
1] If this does not occur, then a little more mucosa could be trimmed, but it is always more advantageous to remove additional anterior tonsillar pillar than posterior pillar, because the act of surgical closure will advance the soft palate in a forward direction and increase the opening of the nasopharynx.