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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-19

Comparison of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate and conventional sutures in facial skin closure


Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Darshan Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur, India

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Sasidhar Reddy
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Darshan Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.69151

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Introduction : Closure of wounds to achieve an esthetically pleasing result has always been a challenge. Since time immemorial, surgeons have strived to produce "invisible scars". This, however, has always been elusive. The introduction of tissue adhesives heralded the era of suture free closures which led to better results. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of octyl- 2-cyanoacrylate with that of the conventional sutures, in facial skin closure. Results and Conclusion: The use of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate offers many advantages such as rapidity and ease of application and superior results.


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