In what surgical procedures can DuraSeal be used?
In the United States, DuraSeal is intended for use as an adjunct to sutured dural repair during cranial surgery. Like many absorbable hemostatic agents, DuraSeal has the potential to absorb fluid and increase dimensionally as much as 50% following implantation. Extensive pre-clinical and clinical evaluations have demonstrated that the modest increase in size of DuraSeal does not result in neural damage when used in craniotomies. The application of DuraSeal to confined bony structures where nerves are present is contraindicated.