Suture granuloma is a rare complication that occurs following the use of a non-absorbable suture
. It can complicate several different types of surgical procedures and has been reported to occur post brain surgery post appendicectomy post lung segmentectomy and post thyroidectomy.
Proximally the sewing ring of the aortic valve was sutured to the aortic annulus with interrupted non-absorbable suture
. Two circular defects in the composite graft were fashioned for the right and left coronary arteries using ophthalmic cautery.
Any prior pelvic, inguinal or rarely abdominal surgery in the proximity of the bladder, in which non-absorbable suture
materials may complicate the calculus process and cause recurrent UTI.
There can be a number predisposing factors that can cause stone formation in the biliary duct, such as foreign bodies, benign or malignant strictures, bacterial infection, parasites, metabolic changes and unusual dietary habits.3, 4A study conducted by Justin Ban and colleagues at the Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California and University of California Medical School, Los Angeles, California, USA, reported that non-absorbable suture
materials can account for 82% of stones that form around a foreign body5 and particularly non-absorbable silk sutures have been found to be responsible for the majority of reported cases of stone formation.6
The "Mersilk" suture (Ethicon) (non-absorbable suture
, 1/0 for adults, 4/0 for children) was selected and used in the modified circumcision.
A non-absorbable suture
rather than mesh was placed intraperitoneally to close the defect as the defect was small and there was concurrent appendicitis/ appendicectomy leading to potential mesh infection.
The anastomosis is performed with simple interrupted pattern with absorbable or non-absorbable suture
(Pirkic et al., 2009).
Excision of the accessory metatarsal was done through plantar incision and wound closed in single layer with 4-0 monofilament non-absorbable suture
. On follow up child had painfree walking
Objective: To compare quality of scar after subcuticular stitches between Polypropylene (Prolene), a non-absorbable suture
, with Polyglactin 910 (Vicryl), an absorbable suture after thyroid surgery.
Overall the present study observed no satisfactory significant difference between both absorbable and non-absorbable suture
* Scalp: Superficial non-absorbable suture
4-0 or 5-0, deep absorbable suture 3-0 or 4-0.