BACKGROUND: Ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate (ECA) is a tissue adhesive material applied to close superficial wounds. The aim of this study was to explore the benefits of cyanoacrylates in the emergency department in children with current application with regard to cost-effectiveness, satisfaction and long follow up.<br /><br />FINDINGS: Patients were treated after assignment of the consent with an explanation by the relatives in a tertiary emergency department (ED), 2007.The evaluation was based on different superficial wound repairs due to blunt trauma within a 2-hour time period (<6 hours), and small wounds (</=3 cm). These wounds were cleansed with serum sale and then dried with gauze. Wound repairs were observed for six months in order to observe the tissue changes. The patient's age, sex, indication, application time, pain score, cost, additional tending (if needed), complications, and cosmetic satisfaction were recorded.A total of 9 patients were evaluated and followed for 6 months. Except for one, all children were treated without any serious complications. ECA was cost-effective, time-saving, and provided successful repair satisfaction by a blinded plastic surgeon and patient/parents.<br /><br />CONCLUSION: This report displayed the pediatric effective use of cyanoacrylates, even in non- traditional repairs in the emergency departments.
Gulalp, B., Seyhan, T., Gursoy, S., & Altinors, M. N. (2009). Emergency wounds treated with cyanoacrylate and long-term results in pediatrics: A series of cases; What are the advantages and boards? BMC Research Notes, 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-2-132