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A traumatic injury at times can disrupt the dural tube. Disruption can also occur during the surgical intervention.
To prevent dural tears, a surgeon must carefully protect the neural elements during the surgery.
If a dural tear nevertheless occurs, it can be repaired by a standard dural closure technique eg, using standard stitches.
Alternatively, repair can be performed by patching or sealing the dura.