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Alex Vaccaro, Frank Kandziora, Michael Fehlings, Rajasekaran Shanmughanathan

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Luiz Vialle

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German Ochoa (in memoriam)

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Repair of dural laceration in the spine

1. Preliminary remarks

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.

repair of dural laceration

2. Repair of dural laceration

If a dural tear nevertheless occurs, it can be repaired by a standard dural closure technique eg, using standard stitches.

repair of dural laceration

Alternatively, repair can be performed by patching or sealing the dura.

repair of dural laceration
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