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Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Oct;24(5):609-11. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2010.500413.

Use of a new absorbable sealing film for preventing postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks: remarks on a new approach.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy. alessandro.dellapuppa@sanita.padova.it

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is an adverse event that can affect the postoperative course of neurosurgical patients. Despite the large intra-operative use effective strategies as well as specific devices, CSF leak post-operative occurrence has been recently reported in up to 11% of cases. TissuePatchDural is a new sealant that is now available in neurosurgery in order to repair dural defects and, consequently, to prevent the postoperative formation of CSF fistulas. The device is a synthetic absorbable film that can actively create a firm temporary connection with the external dural surface and thus favour a satisfactory healing of the wound. The authors report a preliminary experience about the use of such device in 12 selected patients.

PMID:
20868249
DOI:
10.3109/02688697.2010.500413
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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