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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Human Fibrinogen And Thrombin Patch For Extraluminal Protection Of Intestinal Anastomosis [membrana De Fibrinogênio E Trombina Humanos Para Proteção Extra-luminal De Anastomoses Intestinais]|
de Barcelos I.F.
|Abstract:||In spite of recent advances regarding equipment and surgical techniques in colorectal surgery, rates of anastomotic dehiscence (AD) have remained stable throughout the years. The development of products to protect anastomosis aiming the reduction of AD rates has shown to be promising. Human fibrinogen and thrombin patch (HFTP - Tachosil®) have been used in experimental studies in animals and small case series in humans, with promising results. In this study, the authors describe the technique of HFTP use in details, aiming the protection of colorectal anastomosis, and retrospectively demonstrate the preliminary results in a pilot case series. HFTP was used in 4 patients submitted to conventional surgery. The procedures performed were: left colon resection, segmental colectomy (both for colorectal cancer), enteral anastomosis for fistula closure and right ileocolectomy. Anasto-motic healing and absence of complications were observed in 3 patients, and the patient submitted to right ileocolectomy developed AD and died after reoperation. The use of HFTP is safe and can be indicated in selected cases. However, AD can occur even after the use of this strategy. Randomized controlled trials with larger samples of patients are needed in order to properly define the real benef ts of this strategy in dehiscence prevention. © 2013 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.|
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