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J Neurosurg. 1999 Aug;91(2):180-4.

Efficacy of dural tenting sutures.

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Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery), The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA.

Abstract

OBJECT:

The goal of this study was to assess the necessity for the prophylactic use of dural tenting sutures.

METHODS:

Data that had been prospectively collected from 369 consecutive cranial operations in adults were analyzed. In this series of patients, dural tenting sutures were used on a judicious "as needed" basis. They were never used to satisfy a procedural routine or for use as a prophylaxis against epidural hemorrhage that was not apparent. Tenting sutures were used for the control of epidural bleeding in 33 patients (8.9%); no tenting was required in 336 patients (91.1%). Reoperation for postoperative epidural hematoma was not required in this series.

CONCLUSIONS:

Dural tenting sutures continue to have an important role in neurosurgery; however, there is no compelling evidence to support their traditional prophylactic use in every intracranial operation.

PMID:
10433304
DOI:
10.3171/jns.1999.91.2.0180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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