Neurosurgical use of human dura mater sterilized by gamma rays and stored in alcohol: Long-term results

G. Cantore, B. Guidetti, R. Delfini

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Abstract

Surgical experience with grafts of human dura mater sterilized by gamma rays and preserved in alcohol is reported in 804 cases. The method of graft preparation is a simple, cheap, and practical technique for making available a plentiful quantity of large and small pieces of dura to use for plastic reconstruction in everyday neurosurgical practice. Annual inspection for sterility and immunogenicity over an 18-year period indicates that this system of preservation is valid for an unlimited period of time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume66
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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