Hydroxyapatite cement: a new method for achieving watertight closure in transtemporal surgery.


Transtemporal approaches to the petrous apex and CP angle are standard procedures in the armamentarium of the neurotologist. In the majority of these cases, it is not possible to achieve a watertight suture closure of the dura following the procedure. Subsequently, cerebrospinal fluid leakage and potential meningitis are among the most troublesome… (More)


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