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The use of chromic catgut in the primary closure of scalp wounds in children.
  1. N J Start,
  2. A M Armstrong,
  3. W J Robson
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Liverpool, England.


    A prospective clinical trial examining the benefits of using an absorbable suture for the closure of scalp wounds, is described. One hundred wounds were included, of which 50 were closed with chromic catgut, and 50 were closed with silk. On examination 5 days later, there were no complications in either group. The advantages of using an absorbable suture material in children's scalp wounds are discussed.

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