To what extent is cyanoacrylate useful to prevent early wound infections in hernia surgery?

KARATEPE O., Öztürk A., Koculu S., Cagatay A. A., KAMALI G., Aksoy M.

HERNIA, vol.12, no.6, pp.603-607, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-008-0391-z
  • Journal Name: HERNIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-607
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background Prolene graft infection still occurs at an unacceptably high rate, despite many preventive measures with suggested effectiveness against infection. We assessed the efficacy of cyanoacrylate as a tissue adhesive and barrier against early and late contamination through the skin.