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December 2004

Octyl-2-Cyanoacrylate Use for Defect Closure After Wound Dehiscence

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(12):1541-1542. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.12.1541

Dehiscence of surgical wounds occasionally occurs secondary to excessive tension or in highly mobile areas. The major long-term concern of the patient and physician when encountering wound dehiscence is scarring. To be surgically corrected, the edges and depth of the wound need to be freshened and resutured. Therefore, it would seem rational to find an alternative way to oppose the skin edges while avoiding another surgical procedure. We used octyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Dermabond; Ethicon, Inc, Somerville, NJ) after wound dehiscence following repair of Mohs micrographic surgical defects.

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