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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Urologica Italica|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 6|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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