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Yep.  I know a 3 year old that will attest to its ability to stick all
your fingers together!!
Rob
 
Dr. Robert Palmer
University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Seattle, Washington  98195
 
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On Tue, 12 Mar 1996, Gershon S. Segal wrote:
 
> I deleted a previous message where someone posed a question about the use
> of Krazy glue (ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate) instead of Histoacryl Blue
> (butyl-2-cyanoacrylate) for the repair of superficial lacerations. The
> following reference may be useful:
>         Toriumi DM, Raslan WF, Friedman M, Tardy E. Histotoxicity of
> cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives. A comparative study. Arch Otolaryngol
> Head Neck Surg. 1990; 116:546-550.
>         This study was performed by ENT and plastic surgeons where they
> performed bone grafts on the auricular cartilage of rabbits - comparing
> the effects of the two tissue adhesives. They found that the
> "shorter-chain" derivative (Krazy glue) was more toxic to the auricular
> cartilage than was the "longer-chain" derivative (Histoacryl blue). "The
> Krazy Glue-treated ears developed seromas with histologic evidence of
> acute inflammation, tissue necrosis, and chronic foreign body giant cell
> reaction. The Histoacryl-treated ears showed mild acute inflammation and
> mild foreign body giant cell reaction".
>         However, it is unclear whether these results are applicable to the
> scenario of superficial laceration repair.
>
> Gershon Segal
> Children's National Medical Center
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>
> The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
>   http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Emergency_Medicine/ped-em-l.html
>
 
The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
  http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Emergency_Medicine/ped-em-l.html