Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 5 Issue: 5

New Haemostatic Agentand Application Tool forNeurosurgery

Kaptan H1* and Ayaz M2
1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Biophysics, School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Corresponding author : Dr. Hulagu Kaptan
Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey
Tel: +90 505 398 87 02
Received: January 05, 2016 Accepted: May 26, 2016 Published: May 31, 2016
Citation: Kaptan H, Ayaz M (2016) New Haemostatic Agent and Application Tool for Neurosurgery. J Spine Neurosurg 5:5. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000233


There are a variety of electrical, mechanical and chemical methods used to achieve haemostasis in Neurosurgery. Generally, chemical haemostatic agents are often preferable to bipolar cautery in spinal procedures. These haemostats have been used in neurosurgical spinal procedures for more than 65 years. This paper focuses on efficacy and technical aspects of the application of biodegradable gelatin haemostatic agents Pahacel Gelatin Powder� and a new application tool. Our experience for a new haemostatic tool in spine surgery has been presented in this study. The efficacy of it was tested on the patients who underwent surgery for lumbar disc hernia, lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar trauma. Depending on the surgery effective hemostasis was achieved between 60 to 195 seconds following the initial application without any secondary effects. Preliminary results have shown that besides its advantages Pahacel Gelatin Powder� can also be a cost effective choice for the brain surgeries. However, extensive research is necessary for statistical results.

Keywords: Haemostat; Neurosurgey; Absorbable gelatin; New application tool

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