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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

Print version ISSN 0100-6991On-line version ISSN 1809-4546


CAPUA JUNIOR, Armando de  and  TAHA, Mohamed Ibrahim Ali. Use of tissue adhesive butylcyanocrylate for hemorrhage control after hepatic puncture in rats. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.2, pp.69-72. ISSN 0100-6991.

BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of tissue adhesive butylcyanocrylate in liver biopsy. METHOD: Forty rats were divided in two groups: one group included heparin-injected rats; the second group was not injected with heparin. Liver punction was performed with a 14-gauge needle. Half of the animals in each group was treated with tissue adhesive butylcyanocrylate and the other half had no treatment. RESULTS: The heparin-injected rats treated with adhesive kept their initial hemoglobin and hematocrit levels and had minimal amount of blood in the abdominal cavity. On the other hand, non treated heparin-injected rats presented a significant drop in hemoglobin and hematocrit levels and had a moderate volume of blood in the cavity. CONCLUSIONS: The tissue adhesive butylcyanocrylate showed be efficient as a hemostatic agent.

Keywords : Liver biopsy; Tissue adhesive; Rats.

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