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Abstract     The scar is the signature of the surgeon. Apart from cosmetically good scars it is also necessary that the skin closure technique should be technically easy, acceptable, speedy and economical. The choice of wound closure after surgery has always been a matter of debate. Wound closure techniques have evolved from the earliest development of natural suturing materials through synthetic sutures (absorbable and non-absorbable), staplers, and tapes to the newest modality of adhesive compounds. This prospective randomized study compared time efficacy, post-operative pain, wound complication rate, cosmesis and cost-effectiveness between sutures, staplers and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate skin adhesive in closure of skin incisions of different sizes (1-10cm) in 150 patients who underwent clean elective surgery between January 2011 and January 2012 in our department.

Keywords: 2-octyl cyanoacrylate, ASEPSIS wound score, Modified Hollander cosmesis scale, Visualanalog scale for cosmesis.


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