El cianoacrilato es un líquido incoloro con propiedades adhesivas. Se emplea habitualmente en trabajos de bricolaje. En medicina y odontología ha sido utilizado generalmente como sutura de piel. se hizo una revisión bibliográfica acerca del cianoacrilato y su uso en medicina y odontología. en diferentes tablas se recogen productos comerciales que contienen cianoacrilato, sus utilidades no médicas, los requisitos para uso médico, aplicaciones en medicina y odontología, y sus efectos nocivos. Discusión: Los cianoacrilatos de cadena corta (etil y metilcianoacrilato) no son aptos para uso médico, pues se degradan rápidamente dando productos tóxicos. Sin embargo se emplean de cadena larga (octil y butilcianoacrilato) que dan menos toxicidad. Se aconseja emplear en zonas superficiales y libres de tensión. Cyanoacrylate is a colorless liquid with adhesive properties. It is commonly used in DIY work. In medicine and dentistry, it has been widely used as a skin suture. Material and methods: A literature review was made of cyanoacrylate and its use in medicine and dentistry. In different tables are commercial products containing cyanoacrylate, general utilities, requirements for medical use, medical and dental applications, and its harmful effects. The short-chain cyanoacrylates (ethyl and methylcyanoacrylate) are not suitable for medical use, because they degrade quickly giving toxic products. However long chain used (octyl and butylcyanoacrylate) to offer less toxicity. It is recommended for surface areas and tension free.
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