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- 1.1. Cotton suture material was used in 196 urologic operations.
- 2.2. It proved to be a superior suture in wounds which do not drain urine. In this group, cotton sinuses and wound infections were rare. We are persisting in its use in these cases.
- 3.3. Of those wounds which drained urine, 26 per cent developed persistent and troublesome sinuses with extrusion of cotton and one of them required surgical excision of a granuloma. Catgut is the suture of choice for these wounds.
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