Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

이비인후과 영역의 창상 치유에 2-Octylcyanoacrylate(Dermabond®)의 이용

한동희1, 김진형1, 정기남1, 주형로1, 전진형1, 박찬흠1,*
Dong Hee Han1, Jin Hyung Kim1, Ki Nam Jung1, Hyung Ro Chu1, Jin Hyoung Chun1, Chan Hum Park1,*
1한림대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
*교신저자: 박찬흠, 200-704 강원도 춘천시 교동 153 한림대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실 전화: (033) 252-9970(교환 181)·전송: (033) 241-2909 E-mail:

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Received: Jul 11, 2003; Accepted: Oct 18, 2003

Published Online: May 31, 2020


Background and Objectives: Cyanoacrylate-based adhesives are topical glues that bond to the outermost layer of skin to form a seal over the apposed edges of laceration or incision. 2-Octylcyanoacrylate is a long carbon chain cyanoacrylate derivatives that is stronger and more pliable than its shorter chain derivatives. This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the tissue adhesiveness of 2-Octylcyanoacrylate with suture for the wound closure of otorhinolaryngologic field. Materials and Methods: Thirty-six patients who underwent preauricular fistulectomy, thyroidectomy, mastoidectomy between March and June 2002 were enrolled: the 2-Octylcyanoacrylate group (n=18) and the suture group (n=18). The length of time for repair was recorded. The incisions were evaluated with visual analog scale (VAS) and Hollander wound evaluation scale (HWES) after 12 weeks. Results: 2-Octylcyanoacrylate provided faster skin closure, and there were no differences in complications between the two groups. Results of VAS and HWES revealed equivalent cosmetic results in both group. Conclusion: Application of 2-Octylcyanoacrylate may be an effective method of skin closure in otorhinolaryngologic field. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2003;14:244-248)

Keywords: 조직접합체
Keywords: 2-Octylcyanoacrylate; Tissue adhesives