Hemorrhages, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula and infections are the most challenging post-operative complications in Neurosurgery [1–5]. Fibrin sealant agents have been developed with the aim to provide efficient hemostasis and safe dural closure [3,6–14]. In this study we report our initial experience using TachoSil® (haemostatic surgical patch; Nycomed, Linz, Austria) in achieving hemostasis and CSF leakage repair during cranio-cerebral procedures [15–18]. We describe and show the unique features of this fibrin sealant, pioneered with stunning success in many surgical procedures known to be at high risk of peri- and postoperative bleeding (i.e. nephrectomies, pulmonary lobectomies, ballistic injuries, arthroplasties, coronary bypass graftings), but still not widely exploited at its best in the field of Neurosurgery.

Graziano F., Maugeri R., Luigi B., Carlo G., & Iacopino D. (2016). The reconstructive role of TachoSil in neurosurgery. INTERDISCIPLINARY NEUROSURGERY, 6, 51-54 [10.1016/j.inat.2016.08.002].

The reconstructive role of TachoSil in neurosurgery

Luigi B.;Iacopino D.
2016

Abstract

Hemorrhages, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula and infections are the most challenging post-operative complications in Neurosurgery [1–5]. Fibrin sealant agents have been developed with the aim to provide efficient hemostasis and safe dural closure [3,6–14]. In this study we report our initial experience using TachoSil® (haemostatic surgical patch; Nycomed, Linz, Austria) in achieving hemostasis and CSF leakage repair during cranio-cerebral procedures [15–18]. We describe and show the unique features of this fibrin sealant, pioneered with stunning success in many surgical procedures known to be at high risk of peri- and postoperative bleeding (i.e. nephrectomies, pulmonary lobectomies, ballistic injuries, arthroplasties, coronary bypass graftings), but still not widely exploited at its best in the field of Neurosurgery.
Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia
Graziano F., Maugeri R., Luigi B., Carlo G., & Iacopino D. (2016). The reconstructive role of TachoSil in neurosurgery. INTERDISCIPLINARY NEUROSURGERY, 6, 51-54 [10.1016/j.inat.2016.08.002].
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