Evaluation of skin laceration repair by tissue adhesive in the pediatric emergency room.

G. Messi, A. G. Marchi

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Abstract

The effectiveness of skin laceration repair by tissue adhesive has been evaluated, by comparison also with thread suture and steristrip application, in 926 0-15-year-old patients referred to the Emergency Room of our Institute during 1988. Tissue adhesive has been carried out more frequently in younger children and in some wound localizations especially at the face. At follow-up good aesthetic and functional results were observed. The rare complications, being related to incorrect choice of site application, can be avoided by following appropriate directions for use. Considering the compliance of the patients and their family, this non invasive technique of repair seems to be particularly suitable in childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalPanminerva Medica
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

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  • Medicine(all)

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