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Int J Urol. 2005 Apr;12(4):374-7.

Wound approximation with tissue glue in circumcision.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kahramanmaras Sutcuimam University Medical Faculty, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.



To assess the feasibility of using tissue glue in the approximation of circumcision wounds in children.


A prospective randomized trial was carried out on 30 boys (age, 1-10 years) admitted to the Kahramanamaras Sutcuimam University Medical Faculty, Turkey. The results of wound approximation in circumcision with cyanoacrylate tissue glue and suturing with interrupted 5/0 plain catgut were compared. The operations were carried out by the same surgeon using an identical technique. The wounds were assessed 1 day, 3 days, 1 week and 1 month postoperatively.


There was no difference between the two groups in the rates of wound inflammation, infection, bleeding and dehiscence, although cosmetic appearance was better in the tissue glue group. The operation time was also shorter in this group.


Using tissue glue for wound approximation in circumcision is a feasible alternative.

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