Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
LINS, Ruthinéia Diógenes Alves Uchôa et al. Use of cyanoacrylate in the coaptation of edges of surgical wounds. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.871-876. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000600008.
Cyanoacrylate has been used in several fields of different surgical specialties as an adhesive for closure of gingival flaps and in mucous and cutaneous lacerations. One of its advantages is that it has an excellent immunological response. In view of aesthetic needs, cyanoacrylate has been applied with satisfactory results, when compared with sutures. It presents better coaptation of edges of cutaneous and mucosal lesions, smaller residual scars, and biocompatibility. However, it is limited to areas of little tissue tension. This work attempts to provide a literature review with the aim of revealing the advantages of using tissue adhesives, especially cyanoacrylates, in wound coaptation in comparison with conventional methods.
Keywords : Cyanoacrylates; Sutures; Wound healing.