Using an Autologous Fibrin Sealant in the Preventing of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak with Large Skull Base Defect Following Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery


YILDIRIM A. E. , Dursun E. , OZDOL C., DIVANLIOGLU D., NACAR O. A. , KARAKOYUN O., ...More

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.23, no.6, pp.736-741, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.7750-12.0
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.736-741

Abstract

AIM: Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak following endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This prospective study is the first evaluation of using autologous fibrin sealant for preventing postoperative CSF leak and related complications.