, Volume 25, Issue 12, pp 1123-1125
Date: 17 Sep 2009

Sutureless skin closure with isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate in pediatric day-care surgery

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Importance of day-care surgery in pediatric age group is ever increasing and nowadays bulk of surgery is performed as a day-care procedure. Day-care procedure requires short intra-operative period and less postoperative complications. The introduction of tissue adhesive has been received enthusiastically since they may result in equivalent tensile strength-improved cosmetic appearance of the scar and lower infection rate when compared to sutures, staples and adhesive tape. We have used isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate as a tissue adhesive for skin closure in day-care surgery. Novocryl is ideal for such procedure as it is a sterile, inert, non-toxic, biocompatible and bacteriostatic liquid topical skin adhesive containing isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate formulation. We applied isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate glue in 100 patients over skin cut margin after stitching subcutaneous tissue. Skin margin were held together by means of skin hook for 1–2 min. The cosmesis was better as there were no suture marks or lumpiness. There were no major complications in our study. Thus, isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate can be considered as an alternative to skin suturing in the pediatric day-care surgery.