Closure of laparoscopic trocar site wounds with cyanoacrylate tissue glue: A simple technical solution

D. Rosin, R. J. Rosenthal, J. Kuriansky, O. Brasesco, M. Shabtai, A. Ayalon

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Abstract

Cyanoacrylate-based tissue glue has been widely used for many years around the world, and was recently approved for use in the United States, mainly for skin cuts and lacerations. Other applications were described, in different surgical situations. Although ideal for small, clean incisions, its use in laparoscopic surgery is currently limited. Over a year period, 100 patients with more 250 trocar site wounds had their wounds glued using histoacryl. Infection rate was extremely low (one case), and partial dehiscence of the wound happened in two patients, where wound edge approximation was not optimal. Cosmetic results were excellent and patient satisfaction was high, as no sutures had to be removed. Glue application is easy and quick, with no risk of needle sticks, and it is a viable option for laparoscopic wound closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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