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Use of tissue adhesives in the management of paediatric lacerations
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    Which wounds wound up in study?

    Dear Editor

    This is a very helpful review. The use of alternatives to sutures is often seen as a second best. Children must be treated in the most appropriate manner. Any slight imperfection may become a lifelong problem.

    A useful addition would be a clarification of the selection criteria for wounds in the study; were site, shape, depth, tension important issues.

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    Glued eyelids from glued forehead laceration
    • Narendra Dhingra, ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Brian Freeman, Vivek Bansal

    Dear Editor

    We read the article by Mattick et al. [1,2] on the use of tissue adhesives in the management of paediatric lacerations. The authors touched upon the hazards of the glue getting into the eye. We recently came across a 6 years old patient whose eyelids were glued together. She had sustained a forehead laceration just above the eyebrow after a fall and presented to the local casualty unit. After initial...

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