A comparison of glue and a tube as an anastomotic agent to repair the divided buccal branch of the rat facial nerve

Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1994 Jun;19(3):190-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2273.1994.tb01212.x.


The best anastomotic agent to join nerve ends is controversial. This paper describes a controlled trial between a collagen tube wrap and a tissue glue to anastomose the rat facial nerve. There was no difference in the results using photographic, histological and electrophysiological techniques.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical / methods*
  • Animals
  • Collagen*
  • Facial Nerve / surgery*
  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Sprague-Dawley
  • Suture Techniques


  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
  • Collagen