In case you slipped and that new chisel cut your duodenum, you’ll be glad to know there’s now a glue for that. It doesn’t work too well for lung tissue, though. In the pictures above, the surgical glue is shown in green. A smooth interface with the tissue is desirable, so the duodenum connection is best, and the lung connection is worst.
Of course Sean told us long ago about the joys of gluing yourself back together. Now it seems modern science has caught up with him. We’re pretty sure he’s never tried gluing his internal organs up, but the night is young.
Surgical Glues [MIT News]