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2021 Jan 27

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Validation of a bioabsorbable device that seals perforations after Tuohy needle dural puncture in an ovine model.


García-Vitoria C, García-Roselló M, Reina MA, De Andres J, Gutiérrez-Bautista Á J, Esteve V, Boezaart A, Redondo JI
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Jan 27.
PMID: 33504475.


We designed a device to close accidental dural puncture via the offending puncturing epidural needle directly after diagnosis of the puncture and before removing the needle. The aim of this study was to quantify this device's ability to seal cerebrospinal fluid leakage.