Value of achieving a watertight dural closure, and the use of dural sealants after supratentorial cranial surgery

Ummey Hani, Hafiza Fatima Aziz, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Abstract

Dural closure at the end of cranial surgery is considered an extremely important step to maintain anatomical continuity, separate the intradural space with the extradural one, and to prevent possible complications related to cerebrospinal fluid leak. Wherein its usefulness in posterior fossa craniotomy is established, many surgeons do not perform it routinely in supratentorial craniotomies, citing unnecessary delay and lack of evidence supporting it. Herein, we have reviewed the data to find evidence in support of watertight suture based dural closures compared to other dural closure techniques, in supratentorial craniotomies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1470-1472
Number of pages3
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume70
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020

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