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Closure


 

Closure

The surgical site is irrigated and re-examined for hemostais. 

Once hemostasis is obtained, the wound is closed in 3 layers: Buck’s fascia and the scrotal pouch are closed with 3-0 Vicryl in a running fashion and the skin with a nonabsorbable vertical mattress stitch with 4-O proline. Injectable saline is used for irrigation in all cases. Once the corporotomies are closed and all of the tubing has been covered with a layer of Buck’s fascia, the drape is removed and the subcutaneous tissues and skin are closed. We use non-absorbable sutures because we feel the patient will benefit from warm baths, starting on the 3rd postoperative day. This helps reabsorb any swelling and edema and also keep the scrotum clean. The foley catheter is kept indwelling until the next morning. The stitches are removed after 14 days.

 

Once hemostasis is obtained, the wound is closed in 3 layers: Buck’s fascia and the scrotal pouch are closed with 3-0 Vicryl in a running fashion and the skin with a nonabsorbable vertical mattress stitch with 4-O proline. Injectable saline is used for irrigation in all cases. Once the corporotomies are closed and all of the tubing has been covered with a layer of Buck’s fascia, the drape is removed and the subcutaneous tissues and skin are closed. We use non-absorbable sutures because we feel the patient will benefit from warm baths, starting on the 3rd postoperative day. This helps reabsorb any swelling and edema and also keep the scrotum clean. The foley catheter is kept indwelling until the next morning. The stitches are removed after 14 days.

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