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September 1984

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Used to Stop CSF Leaks During Orbital Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Oncology Service, Department of Ophthalmology (Drs Tse and Anderson), and Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology (Dr Panje), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Dr Panje is now with the Division of Otolaryngology, University of Chicago, and Dr Anderson is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(9):1337-1339. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031087031

• Butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl Blue) tissue adhesive successfully sealed three cases of CSF leaks encountered during orbital surgery. The application of tissue adhesive was followed by prompt cessation of leak. We have found this tissue adhesive to be a valuable technical adjunct in the intraoperative management of this difficult problem and have not seen any general or local toxic reaction to the material.

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