Research Paper

Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 243-247

Cyanoacrylate: A Handy Tissue Glue in Maxillofacial Surgery: Our Experience in Alexandria, Egypt

  • Ahmed HabibAffiliated withDepartment of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University Email author 
  • , Ahmed MehannaAffiliated withDepartment of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University
  • , Ahmed MedraAffiliated withDepartment of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University

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Abstract

Cyanoacrylate tissue glue has been widely used in different surgical applications. It is easy to apply and can save considerable time and effort. Reports including series of oral and maxillofacial cases are yet to be well documented. We report our experience using cyanoacrylate tissue glue in the head and neck region in 165 patients. We have used it for indications including orbital floor graft fixation, cleft lip and palate repair, oral dressing, skin graft fixation, nasal splinting, immobilisation of traumatised teeth, management of chyle leak during neck dissection and wound closure. We have not had any complications from using cyanoacrylate. It is found to be safe and effective in different indications it is used for without undue hazards. The role of cyanoacrylate in oral and maxillofacial surgery needs further research.

Keywords

Cyanoacrylate Maxillofacial Glue Applications