Obstet Gynecol 2019 08;134(2):295-301
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biostatistics and Research Informatics, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Objective: To assess whether tissue adhesive after closure of Pfannenstiel incision for cesarean delivery lowers the risk of wound complications when compared with sterile strips.
Methods: In this multicenter randomized controlled trial, women undergoing cesarean delivery using Pfannenstiel skin incision were randomized to receive tissue adhesive (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) compared with sterile strips after closure of the skin incision. The primary outcome was a composite of wound complications (drainage, cellulitis, abscess, seroma, hematoma, or isolated wound separation) within 8 weeks of delivery. Read More