TissuePatchDural poster presentation at AANS Denver

Avoidance of CSF leak after Microvascular Decompression
Investigators at Milan’s Besta institute have this week seen the poster publication of their study into the use of TissuePatchDural to reduce incidence of CSF leak following surgery for Microvascular Decompression. The study was a retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive patients, 50 in each group (patch vs no patch), in cases performed by the same operative team over the last year. While not statistically significant the indicative finding is that 2/50 of the non patch group suffered CSF leaks, while 0/50 of the patch group suffered CSF leak. The paper concludes that this work is encouraging and suggests further study to substantiate the reduction in incidence of CSF leak by using TissuePatchDural. The centre continues to use the product and is collecting further data at the present time.