Which microflap closure technique is stronger, fibrin glue or microsuture?
Background: The use of a microsuture for closing vocal fold defects allows for healing by primary intention and aligns the incision with the leading edge of the vocal fold. More expeditious alternative closure methods, including fibrin glue, novel sutures, and bioabsorbable microscopic clips, have been sought. The efficacy of any wound closure, including its ability to remain intact, is dependent on its ability to maintain its strength in the face of mechanical stress.
Explore this issue:January 2015
Study design: Basic research done on bovine and porcine vocal fold models.
Setting: Department of Otolaryngology, Center for Voice, Airay and Swallowing, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta.| | | Next → | Single Page