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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 320-322

Cyanoacrylate glue dressing for hypospadias surgery


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Zarenezhad
Children's Hospital, Iranian Legal Medicine Research Center, Bandar Abbas
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.98593

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Background: Hypospadias repair is a common pediatric operation. Several kinds of dressings are currently available, with their benefits and side effects. Aim: The aim of our study was to introduce a new method of dressing, by pouring several layers of cyanoacrylate (CA) glue as the dressing, in hypospadias surgery. Materials and Methods: Twenty out of the 61 patients with hypospadias, with a mean age of 13.5 months, were enrolled in this study. Forty-one had conventional dressing (pressure wrap dressing), while CA glue was used in 20 patients. CA glue was applied around the penis and its base four times and each time it took one minute to dry. All patients were followed postoperatively for two weeks and six to twelve months, for early and late complications, respectively. Results: One out of 20 developed wound hematoma, one had skin necrosis with infection, and edema was present in all. All these were easily diagnosed and managed rapidly. In the group treated with conventional methods, there were five infections, seven hematomas, all the patients in the group had edema and painful removal of the dressing, and 10 needed repeat dressing. Conclusions: CA glue is impermeable to urine and stool, and prevents edema and hematoma. Used in several layers, it is a good alternative dressing in hypospadias surgery.


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