Massive swelling of Surgicel® Fibrillar™ hemostat after spinal surgery. Case report and a review of the literature.

@article{Menovsky2011MassiveSO,
  title={Massive swelling of Surgicel® Fibrillar™ hemostat after spinal surgery. Case report and a review of the literature.},
  author={Tomas M Menovsky and Mark Plazier and Ricky Rasschaert and Andrew I. R. Maas and Paul M. Parizel and Sofie L. J. Verbeke},
  journal={Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 5-6},
  pages={257-9}
}
BACKGROUND Oxidized regenerated cellulose is commonly used in many surgical fields as a hemostatic agent. Complications related to swelling or compression after application of small portions of Surgicel® Fibrillar™ have not yet been described. PATIENTS We report on a 65-year-old woman who was operated for a high-grade spinal stenosis at the L2-L3 level. Small portions of Surgicel® Fibrillar™ were used to control bleeding from the epidural venous plexus. The immediate postoperative course was… CONTINUE READING

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