Cyanoacrylate for wound closure in prosthetic vascular graft surgery to prevent infections through contamination

Aksoy M., Turnadere E., Ayalp K., Kayabali M., Ertugrul B., Bilgic L.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.36, no.1, pp.52-56, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-005-3095-3
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-56
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Purpose. Prosthetic vascular graft infection (PVGI) still occurs at an unacceptably high rate, despite the many measures that have proven effective against infection. The major cause of PVGI is perioperative contamination, which usually occurs before a histological barrier is completed and may threaten graft viability. We assessed the efficacy of cyanoacrylate as a tissue adhesive and barrier against early contamination through the skin.