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Clinical Study

Quality of Scar after Total Thyroidectomy: A Single Blinded Randomized Trial Comparing Octyl-Cyanoacrylate and Subcuticular Absorbable Suture

Table 2

Distribution of mean score ( st. dev.) for the items of OSAS, stratified for type of closure.

Type of closureVascular scorePigmentation scoreThickness scoreRelief scorePliability scoreSurface scoreTotal scoreOverall opinion score

Octyl-cyanoacrylateMean2.532.652.062.242,181.6513.292.71
St. dev.1.01.20.80.801,00.64.41.1

Subcuticular sutureMean1.721.721.721.611,781.6110.172.06
St. dev.0.70.80.70.71,00.83.80.9

Mann-Whitney test for independent samples.
Vascular, pigmentation, and relief score ; total score ; all the other scores: not significant. OSAS: Observer Scar Assessment Scale.

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