Use of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate for skin closure in facial plastic surgery.

@article{Toriumi1998UseOO,
  title={Use of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate for skin closure in facial plastic surgery.},
  author={Dean M. Toriumi and Kristi O'Grady and Devanshu Desai and Amita A Bagal},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={
          2209-19
        }
}
Octyl-2-cyanoacrylate is a long carbon chain cyanoacrylate derivative that is stronger and more pliable than its shorter chain derivatives. One hundred and eleven patients underwent elective surgical procedures by the same surgeon using either octyl-2-cyanoacrylate or sutures for skin closure at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most patients underwent excision of benign skin lesions with a mean wound size of 112 mm3. Patients were randomized into either control (vertical mattress suture… CONTINUE READING
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