The use of fibrin sealant in the management of wound drainage following post-bariatric body-contouring surgery. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study. (PD Dr. Philip Zeplin, completed)

Patients, who lost much weight, especially after bariatric surgery, often need a body shaping plastic operation to remove redundant skin tissue. Problematic in these patients is the propensity to develop seroma, which is the accumulation of ichor and lymph in a cavity in the area of operation. Seroma can affect wound healing. This study examines if fibrin glue, that better connects the tissue layers after surgery, helps to avoid seroma. The results will be compared with procedures whereby a special multilayered suture technique has been used. The insights of this study may help to reduce complications after body shaping interventions.

This research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig (087-14-10032014). The project is recorded in the German Clinical Trial Register (DRKS) with the number DRKS00006178. (Approval of Paul-Ehrlich-Institute: number 2054/01)

Duration: 01.11.2013 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Zeplin, Philip

PD Dr. Philip Zeplin

Head of project

+49 341 97-17188

philip [dot] zeplin [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de