Send to

Choose Destination
World J Gastroenterol. 2013 May 7;19(17):2704-8. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i17.2704.

Effects of medical adhesives in prevention of complications after endoscopic submucosal dissection.

Author information

Department of Digestive Endoscopy, Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200092, China.



To evaluate the use of medical adhesive spray in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).


Patients who underwent ESD between January 2009 and June 2012 (n = 173) were enrolled in the prospective randomized study. Two patients undergoing surgery due to severe intraoperative hemorrhage and failed hemostasis were excluded, and the remaining 171 patients were randomly divided into two groups: group A (medical adhesive group, n = 89) and group B (control group, n = 82). In group A, a medical adhesive spray was evenly applied after routine electrocoagulation and hemostasis using hemostatic clip after ESD. Patients in group B only treated with routine wound management. Intraoperative and postoperative data were collected and compared.


In all 171 patients, ESD was successfully completed. There was no significant difference in the average treatment time between groups A and B (59.4 min vs 55.0 min, respectively). The average length of hospital stay was significantly different between group A and B (8.89 d vs 9.90 d, respectively). The incidence of intraoperative perforation was 10.1% in group A and 9.8% in group B, and was not significantly different between the two groups. In all cases, perforations were successfully managed endoscopically and with conservative treatment. The incidence of postoperative delayed bleeding in group A was significantly lower than that in group B (0.00% vs 4.88%, respectively).


ESD is an effective minimally invasive treatment for gastrointestinal precancerous lesions or early-stage gastrointestinal cancer. Medical adhesive spray is effective in preventing delayed bleeding after ESD, and can thus reduce the average length of hospital stay.


Early-stage gastrointestinal cancer; Endoscopic submucosal dissection; Intraoperative hemorrhage; Medical adhesive; Postoperative delayed bleeding

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center