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Sutureless skin closure with isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate in pediatric day-care surgery.

Importance of day-care surgery in pediatric age group is ever increasing and nowadays bulk of surgery is performed as a day-care procedure. Day-care procedure requires short intra-operative period and less postoperative complications. The introduction of tissue adhesive has been received enthusiastically since they may result in equivalent tensile strength-improved cosmetic appearance of the scar and lower infection rate when compared to sutures, staples and adhesive tape. We have used isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate as a tissue adhesive for skin closure in day-care surgery. Novocryl is ideal for such procedure as it is a sterile, inert, non-toxic, biocompatible and bacteriostatic liquid topical skin adhesive containing isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate formulation. We applied isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate glue in 100 patients over skin cut margin after stitching subcutaneous tissue. Skin margin were held together by means of skin hook for 1-2 min. The cosmesis was better as there were no suture marks or lumpiness. There were no major complications in our study. Thus, isoamyl 2-cyanoacrylate can be considered as an alternative to skin suturing in the pediatric day-care surgery.

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