Pneumostasis of experimental air leaks with a new photopolymerized synthetic tissue sealant.

@article{Ranger1997PneumostasisOE,
  title={Pneumostasis of experimental air leaks with a new photopolymerized synthetic tissue sealant.},
  author={W R Ranger and David Halpin and Amar S. Sawhney and Mollie Lyman and Joseph L. LoCicero},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 9},
  pages={788-95}
}
Air leak is a major contributor to increased length of stay and postoperative morbidity following pulmonary surgery. The effectiveness of a new photopolymerized synthetic hydrogel (FocalSeal, Focal, Inc., Lexington, MA) as a sealant for pulmonary air leaks was determined in 10 mongrel dogs (20-35 kg). The animals were anesthetized and underwent left-sided anterolateral thoracotomy with amputation of a 2 x 3-cm segment of the lung apex. Hemostasis was achieved and terminal bronchial openings of… CONTINUE READING

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