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March 22, 2018 4:00PM CET - March 23, 2018 5:00PM CET

Managing the Challenges in Dura Closure and Reconstruction

CSF Leakage Prevention

Leakage of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) remains a significant contributor to mortality for neurosurgery patients, especially for patients undergoing posterior fossa surgery

Challenges from CSF Pressure

Dura closure in posterior fossa and chiari surgery can be challenging due to CSF pressure. It is important to use sealants that provide watertight dura closure.

Need for Combination Hemostat and Sealant Patches 

Dura reconstruction in supracentral tumor surgery may require combination hemostat and sealant patches for optimal patient outcomes

Dura Closure

Prof. Karl-Michael Schebesch

Managing Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery Department, University Hospital, Regensburg, Germany

Prof. Karl-Michael Schebesch is a Managing Senior Consultant in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical Center, University of Regensburg  in Regensburg, Germany. 

Dr. Jesús Lafuente

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Director of the Spine Centre at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain