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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-62

Postaural incision closure in single layer versus multiple layers: A comparison

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Kuldeep Moras
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.131868

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Background: By tradition, the postaural incision is closed in single or multiple layers. In this study single layer closure is compared with multiple layer closure. Materials and Methods: Two hundred patients with Chronic suppurative otitis media undergoing ear surgery by post aural approach at our department were included in the study. Results: It was observed that time taken for single layer closure was far less compared with time taken for multiple layer closure, which was of statistical significance. Conclusion: single layer closure is as effective as multiple layer closure of postaural incision, with the distinct advantages of reduced closure time and lesser cost of suture material.

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