can you glue a tongue lac?

24 Jan

case report from JEM, but neat idea:



pediatric tongue lac

parent didn’t want suturing due to pain/local anesthesia/sedation risks

triple coated Dermabond (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) with compressed air drying assist 

needed a repeat coating the next day after a hot tea encounter

good cosmesis 14 days later


just a case report, but dermabond adhesive closure is a nice trick to keep in the back pocket, potentially

not officially recommended for mucosal use, but probably low-risk (article discusses it in depth)

tip: to help dry quick, compressed air, or maybe high-flow nasal cannula?


References: JEM article; picture


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