Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




To conduct a histopathological evaluation of the effects of Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) on healing wounds in a rabbit skin incision model. Materials and methods: Incisions were performed on the backs of rabbits. The first incision was allowed to undergo normal secondary healing. ABS (1 mL) was applied to the second incision, which was subsequently allowed to undergo secondary healing. The third incision was sutured. ABS (1 mL) was applied to the fourth incision, which was subsequently sutured. During the wound healing period, the histopathologic signs of ulceration, inflammation, the proliferative phase, and the extent of early remodeling were comparatively evaluated by performing biopsies on days 5, 10, and 30. Results: For all of the ABS-treated wounds, the appearance of the cavities during the early stage and the disappearance of the cavities during the late stage were observed. In addition, on days 5-10, the inflammatory granulation tissue in the ABS-treated wounds was less than in the normal wounds. By day 30, all of the wounds had achieved the same symptomatic state. Conclusion: As ABS does not exert any negative effects on wound healing, this agent is a secure and effective method for achieving hemostasis.


Hemostatic agent, wound healing, skin incision

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