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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 4

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

Type of closurePain score
Itching scoreColor scoreStiffness scoreThickness scoreIrregularity scoreTotal scoreOverall opinion score

Octyl-cyanoacrylateMean0.591.652.711.762.062.2411.001.65
St. dev.1.12.52.72.42.62.49.81.6

Subcuticular sutureMean1.441.502.561.561.672.7211.442.17
St. dev.2.32.22.22.52.22.611.52.0

Mann-Whitney test for independent samples: no significant differences in mean.
PSAS: Patient Scar Assessment Scale.

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