Purse-string skin closure versus linear skin closure in people undergoing stoma reversal

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To compare the effects of purse-string skin closure (PSSC) and linear skin closure (LSC) techniques on surgical site infection (SSI) and patient satisfaction in people undergoing stoma reversal.

Secondary objectives

To compare the effects of PSSC and LSC techniques on anastomotic leak, incisional hernia, intestinal obstruction, operative time and length of hospital stay in people undergoing stoma reversal.

This is a protocol.