Design and Characterization of a Silk Fibroin Sutureless Dural Repair System.

Flanagan, Kelly.


  • Abstract: The dura mater, a fibrous membrane surrounding the brain and spinal column, acts as the final barrier to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. This membrane can be resected in neurosurgery or damaged by trauma. With the resulting dural defects comes the need for watertight dural closures to prevent CSF leakage and further complications. Current dural closure techniques include suturing, tis... read more
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