Aulogous fibrin sealant (Vivostat®) in the neurosurgical practice: Part II: Vertebro-spinal procedures
- Autori: Graziano F.; Maugeri R.; Basile L.; Meccio F.; Iacopino D
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2016
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/426076
Background: Epidural hematomas, cerebrospinal fluid fistula, and spinal infections are challenging postoperative complications following vertebro-spinal procedures. We report our preliminary results using autologous fibrin sealant as both fibrin glue and a hemostatic during these operations. Methods: Prospectively, between January 2013 and March 2015, 68 patients received an autologous fibrin sealant prepared with the Vivostat®system applied epidurally to provide hemostasis and to seal the dura. The surgical technique, time to bleeding control, and associated complications were recorded. Results: Spinal procedures were performed in 68 patients utilizing autologous fibrin glue/Vivostat®to provide rapid hemostasis and/or to seal the dura. Only 2 patients developed postoperative dural fistulas while none exhibited hemorrhages, allergic reactions, systemic complications, or infections. Conclusions: In this preliminary study, the application of autologous fibrin sealant with Vivostat®resulted in rapid hemostasis and/or acted as an effective dural sealant. Although this product appears to be safe and effective, further investigations are warranted.