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The aim of this study is to estimate whether the use of the barbed suture facilitates laparoscopic suturing of the vaginal cuff during total laparoscopic hysterectomy.


Clinical Trial Description

Vaginal cuff suturing is a significant step during hysterectomy with regard to operating time and a critical passage for the risk of vaginal cuff dehiscence. Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a severe adverse event and occurs more frequently after total laparoscopic hysterectomy (0.3-3.1 %) compared to abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy

Barbed suture is a new type of sutures introduced to facilitate laparoscopic suturing.When compared with conventional smooth suture, barbed suture has external barbs that anchor the suture to the tissues and prevent the retrograde movement of suture thread during suturing. Consequently, laparoscopic suturing can be performed easily without the need for suture locking, without applying traction on suture thread by the assistant and without tying knots at both ends of the suture line In gynecology, barbed sutures have been used in minimally invasive ,myomectomy hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy and sacrocolpopexy. There is a growing body of evidence that the use of barbed sutures in these procedures facilitates laparoscopic suturing and significantly reduces suturing time, total operating time and intraoperative blood loss To date only two small randomized controlled trials compared the effectiveness of the bidirectional knotless barbed suture versus standard suture in the repair of vaginal cuff ;


Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Related Conditions & MeSH terms


NCT number NCT02998658
Study type Interventional
Source Cairo University
Contact Usama M Fouda, Prof.
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase Phase 2
Start date February 2017
Completion date February 2019

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