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Table 2 Reasons for elective surgery of 50 adult and 50 paediatric patients (children) that underwent cutaneous wound closure with Novosyn® Quick

From: Prospective international multicenter observational study of Novosyn® Quick for skin closures in adults and children (SKINNOQ)

Reason for surgery Adults Children
N % N %
Superficial surgery
 Inguinal hernia 16 32% 41 82%
 Ventral hernia 9 18%   
 Orchiopexy    6 12%
 Umbilical hernia 3 6% 1 2%
 Lipoma 1 2%   
 Skin excision    2 4%
Deep surgery
 Sigmoid resection 2 4%   
 Hiatal hernia 1 2%   
 Colon tumor 7 14%   
 Cholelithiasis 10 20%   
 Parietal endometriosa 1 2%   
  1. N Numbers, % frequency, N 13 (26%) patients of the adults group received a perioperative single-shot antibiotic prophylaxis (Cefuroxim), N = 9 (18%) patients of the adults group received a peri−/ postoperative antibiotic treatment between 3 and 9 days (Cefuroxim, Metronidazole); none of the paediatric patients received a peri- or postoperative antibiotic treatment