The use of Gore-Tex membrane for adhesion prevention in tethered spinal cord surgery: technical case reports.

@article{Aliredjo1999TheUO,
  title={The use of Gore-Tex membrane for adhesion prevention in tethered spinal cord surgery: technical case reports.},
  author={Riena P. Aliredjo and Joost de Vries and Tomas M Menovsky and J Andre Grotenhuis and Johannes L Merx},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={674-7; discussion 677-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The incidence of retethering caused by postoperative adhesions at the repair site after initial tethered spinal cord surgery is not uncommon. To assess the effectiveness of a Gore-Tex membrane in preventing these adhesions, only clinical radiological and experimental animal evaluation has been reported. In this report, we describe two cases in which Gore-Tex membrane was implanted at the initial untethering surgery and in which we were able to confirm the real effectiveness of the… CONTINUE READING

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