Minor wound repair with tissue adhesives (cyanoacrylates)
- Susan Lipsett, MD
Susan Lipsett, MD
- Instructor in Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Section Editors
- Anne M Stack, MD
Anne M Stack, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Procedures
- Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Allan B Wolfson, MD
Allan B Wolfson, MD
- Section Editor — Adult Procedures
- Professor of Emergency Medicine
- University of Pittsburgh
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Laceration repair with tissue adhesives is discussed here. Repair of surgical incisions with tissue adhesives and information concerning wound preparation and irrigation, topical and infiltrative anesthesia, and wound closure with sutures or staples is found separately as follows:To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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- PROPERTIES OF TISSUE ADHESIVES
- CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS
- Wound preparation
- Patient positioning
- 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate (eg, Dermabond or Surgiseal)
- n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (eg, Histoacryl Blue or Periacryl)
- Excess leakage
- Gluing of gloves or instruments
- Ocular exposure
- Wound infection
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS