New glue as good as sutures, staples, and tape for epidermal wound closure

February 1, 2005

A new high-viscosity 2-octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive is just as effective as older formulations and other commercially available methods at closing surgical incisions ?4 cm requiring subcutaneous and/or deep dermal suturing; the new adhesions may also be less likely to lead to infection, according to an open-label randomized study.