Titanium Dural Clip Testing. Technical Note
Spinal dural lacerations can be a difficult part of spinal surgery. A dural tear can result in complications that include meningitis and pseudocyst formation. Appropriate treatment for these tears is generally suturing, using 4.0, 5.0, or 6.0 suture. For successful closure of dural lacerations, the authors have collaborated in the design of a titanium clip, which resembles an aneurysm clip in appearance and is applied with standard aneurysm clip appliers. The titanium clip was tested against suture and Weck hemostatic vascular clips and found to have excellent tissue- approximating capacity and a rapid application time. It is believed that this is an appropriate device for the repair of spinal dural lacerations.
Journal of Neurosurgery
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Levy, D. I. and Sonntag, Volker K.H., "Titanium Dural Clip Testing. Technical Note" (1994). Neurosurgery. 476.