Histologic comparison of vocal fold microflap healing with sutures and glue
The Laryngoscope, May 1, 2013
Maunsell RCK et al. - The aim of this study was to compare healing characteristics of microflap technique when the microflap is left to heal by second intention, when the defect is closed with sutures, and when it is covered with glue. The use of microsutures or fibrin glue to close microflap defects did not consistently improve vocal fold healing nor produce better scarring results when compared to healing by second intention.
Improved material for 'laser welding' of tissue in intestinal surgery
EurekAlert!, May 10, 2013
A new "solder" for laser welding of tissue during surgical operations has the potential to produce stronger seals and expand use of this alternative to conventional sutures and stapling in intestinal surgery, scientists are reporting. Their study, which involves use of a gold-based solder, or sealing material, appears in the journal ACS Nano. Kaushal Rege and colleagues explain that laser tissue welding (LTW) is a "stitch-free" surgical method for connecting and sealing blood ...