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Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2019, Pages: 18-24

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The Effect of N-butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate on Wound Healing in the Head and Neck Region

Zeliha KAPUSUZ1, Y. Kenan Dağlıoğlu2, Muzaffer Gencer3, Mahmut ÖZKIRIŞ4, Levent SAYDAM5, Sait Polat6

1 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Bozok University Medical Faculty, Associated Professor - ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4707-5862
2 Medical Sciences Research and Application Center, Cukurova University, Assistant Professor - ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3140-2937
3 Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation Bozok University Medical Faculty, Assistant Professor - ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3324-5106
4 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Bozok University Medical Faculty, Associated Professor - ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0682-0144
5 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Bozok University Medical Faculty, Professor - ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7042-611X
6 Department of Histology and Embryology, Cukurova University, Professor - ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1646-8831



Objective: The study compares the histological appear­ances of an induced open wound injury as it heals in rabbits, where healing was assisted by either Batticon (a topical antiseptic solution), or Glubran (a surgical glue).

Materials And Methods: The study protocol was first approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Çuku­rova University. Twenty-eight rabbits with a weight of between 3 and 4kg, of female sex, were subjected to handling every day for a fortnight preceding the exper­imental injury so that they could be behaviourally as­sessed. Seven of the 28 rabbits acted as controls, with the 21 others put into one of 3 groups, depending on the day they were to be sacrificed. For the control animals, a portion of the external ear was excised and examined histologically alongside the intervention group animals, to allow comparisons to be made. The intervention group underwent exposure of a 1cm2 area of epidermis bilater­ally. The resulting open injury was then treated on one side with topical antisepis using Batticon and on the other with the Glubran tissue glue. At days 2, 4 and 6 post-surgery, the rabbits were sacrificed and sections of the open wound were viewed with the electron micro­scope. The control group was also examined histologically for comparison.

Results: The sections from ears treated with Glubran had electron microscopic appearances indicative of more ex­tensive regeneration than those where Batticon was used at days 2, 4 and 6.

Conclusion: The results of the study show that N-bu­tyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Glubran) is suitable for the treat­ment of open injuries to the head or neck.



Open wound, N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate, regen­eration, batticon







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