Tissue adhesives and fibrin glues: NOVEMBER 2003

Bret Petersen, Alan Barkun, Steven Carpenter, Poonputt Chotiprasidhi, Ram Chuttani, William Silverman, Nadem Hussain, Julia Liu, Greta Taitelbaum, Gregory G. Ginsberg

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Synthetic and biologic tissue glues have been used for control of bleeding and closure of fistulas and anastomotic leaks. GI endoscopic applications of cyanoacrylate and fibrin glues are considered "off-label" uses. Embolization and death have been reported with cyanoacrylate injection for hemostasis. Embolization also can occur from intravascular injection of thrombin or fibrin glue. Fibrin glue/thrombin can induce antibody formation with subsequent coagulopathy; however, this is a rare event with use of human-source blood products. There are insufficient data to support routine endoscopic use of the available preparations of cyanoacrylate, fibrin glue, and thrombin in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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