Surgeons at St Georges’ Hospital London, led by Dr Abbad Toma have published findings from a series of patients where TissuePatchDural™ was used to successfully treat cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea – CSF leaks through the nasal cavity.
Reported in Clinical Otolaryngology, the authors commented, ‘we have found TissuePatchDural™ to be effective in sealing the dural defect, with advantages of avoiding complications associated with harvesting grafts from the thigh, such as postoperative pain, scar and prolonged intra-operative time)’. They conclude that TissuePatchDural™ is now their first choice repair material for treating cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea.
Find link to the paper (Pubmed) here
Compared to fascia lata, which demands a harvesting procedure, TissuePatchDural™ is readily available, with the advantage of shortening operating time. By effectively sealing CSF leaks, morbidity can be reduced, with the potential to reduce length of stay and hospital costs.
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