Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive or silk suture for closure of surgical wound following removal of an impacted mandibular third molar: A randomized controlled study.
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AIM: The aim of the study was to compare postoperative sequelae and wound healing outcome following closure of surgical wound with either cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive or silk suture. METHODS: Subjects with mesio-angularly impacted mandibular third molar were allocated randomly into 2 equal groups. The control group had wound closure with silk suture and study group with cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive. Subjects were followed up for 7 postoperative days. Postoperative pain, swelling, trismus, bleeding, wound dehiscence and wound infection were evaluated. RESULTS: Sixty subjects in each group completed the study. No significant difference was observed in the mean postoperative pain, swelling, trismus, wound dehiscence and infection between the 2 groups. There was a statistically significant difference in postoperative bleeding between the 2 groups on postoperative day 1, with more bleeding in the control group. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive compares favourably with silk suture as a wound closure material. In addition, cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive seems to have beneficial haemostatic effect on postoperative bleeding.
Cyanoacrylate , Third molar , Wound closure , Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Oladega, A.A., James, O and Adeyemo, W.L. (2019). Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive or silk suture for closure of surgical wound following removal of an impacted mandibular third molar: A randomized controlled study. J Craniomaxillofac Surg., Vol.47(1):93-98.