Translated title of the contribution: The use of autologous fibrin glue in urology

R. Rossi Cesolari, S. Spatafora, C. Lusenti, E. Casolari, P. Rivasi, B. Casali, C. Ghedini, S. Leoni

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The use of autologous fibrin glue during urology surgical procedures is described. Autologous fibrin was obtained by collecting plasma (8 ml/kg) from patients using plasmapheresis at least 48 hours before the surgical procedure. The fibrinogen employed as one of the two fibrin glue components was recovered by double plasma cryoprecipitation. The fibrinogen pellet was mixed with bovine thrombin (500 U/ml) to produce a firm fibrin clot. Autologous fibrin glue was used in 70 patients: for pyeloplasty, nephrotomy, partial nephrectomy, lymphadenectomy, ureteral anastomosis, ureterocystoneostomy, urethrovesical anastomosis, urethrointestinal anastomosis, pouch-suture. The method reported is comparable to commercial fibrin glue and offers greater safety with reduced costs.

Translated title of the contributionThe use of autologous fibrin glue in urology
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalActa Urologica Italica
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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