Comparison of Deep Wound Infection Rates Using a Synthetic Dural Substitute (Neuropatch) or Pericranium Graft for Dural Closure: A Clinical Review of 1 Year Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bone Transplantation
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Craniotomy
  • Cross Infection
  • Dura Mater
  • Occlusive Dressings
  • Polyesters
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Urethane

abstract

  • The results of our investigations show that Neuro-Patch raised the risk of wound infection, as do foreign materials implanted in the body. Synthetic dural grafts should be reserved for when autologous grafts are not sufficient or possible. An extensive prospective multicenter randomized trial is needed to confirm our results.

publication date

  • March 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15028133

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 599

end page

  • 603; discussion 603-4

volume

  • 54

number

  • 3