At the focal point| Volume 90, ISSUE 2, P308-309, August 2019

Small-bowel obstruction from Gorilla Glue ingestion

Published:April 05, 2019DOI:
      Gorilla Glue (The Gorilla Glue Company, Cincinnati, Ohio) is a water-activated, solvent-free polyurethane adhesive that hardens in about 24 hours and expands in the GI tract. Although the adhesive does not stick to the GI tract, it can induce inflammation, lacerate, perforate, and/or obstruct the GI tract of canines within 1 hour of ingestion. Similar effects occur in humans. Efforts to dilute, pass, or induce vomiting are contraindicated.
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