Comparative dural closure techniques: a safety study in rats


OZİSİK P. A. , Inci S., SOYLEMEZOGLU F., ORHAN H., ÖZGEN T.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, vol.65, no.1, pp.42-47, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surneu.2005.04.047
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-47

Abstract

Background: Some neurosurgical procedures have high morbidity and mortality rates due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula development, particularly when dural defects are in relatively inaccessible areas or surrounded by friable dura. We used a rat model to test 4 different dural closure techniques to determine which one was significantly superior for achieving a watertight dural closure with minimal harm to brain tissue.