Comparative transoral dural closure techniques: a canine model.

  title={Comparative transoral dural closure techniques: a canine model.},
  author={Mark N. Hadley and Neil A. Martin and Robert F. Spetzler and Volker K. H. Sonntag and Peter C. Johnson},
  volume={22 2},
A watertight dural closure is difficult to achieve after transoral-transclival operation for ventral intradural lesions at the craniocervical junction. These procedures have a high morbidity and mortality from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula, meningitis, and abscess. We used a canine model to test three different techniques of dural closure after transoral intradural operation: primary suture closure, laser patch weld, and fibrin glue patch closures. The primary suture closure technique was… CONTINUE READING


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