PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article details the diverse urologic applications of tissue glues and hemostatic agents over the past 3 years in the management of genitourinary injuries, surgical wounds, and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Biosurgical agents designed to promote tissue adhesion and hemostasis are being increasingly employed across all surgical disciplines. Fibrin sealant is the most widely utilized biosurgical product. Gelatin matrix thrombin has proven to be an efficacious hemostatic agent. Bovine serum albumin-gluataraldehyde is a new, promising tissue glue. Complex reconstructive, oncologic and laparoscopic procedures are those most appropriate for sealant use in urology. SUMMARY: Tissue glues and hemostatic agents are effective, safe, and their use is increasing. All urologists should have a working knowledge of these adjuncts.
- Tissue adhesives
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