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Use of tissue adhesives in the management of paediatric lacerations
  1. A Mattick
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency Department, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9YW, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr A Mattick;


The ideal method of wound closure in children who present to the accident and emergency department with lacerations, is painless, rapid, easy to perform, safe, and results in minimal scarring. Tissue adhesives have relatively recently been used as a “no needle” alternative to conventional suturing. This review reports on the development of tissue adhesives and analyses how close they are to this ideal method of wound closure.

  • lacerations
  • tissue adhesives
  • paediatrics

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