Hemostatic agents and tissue glues in urologic injuries and wound healing

L. Andrew Evans, Allen F. Morey

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Abstract

Hemostatic agents and tissue sealants should not be viewed as a replacement for sound surgical judgment or technique but rather as complementary adjuncts to improve surgical outcome. Fibrin sealant offers an effective adjunct for hemostasis, reinforcement of urinary tract seal, and adhesion of tissue planes. Numerous reports in virtually all surgical disciplines have confirmed the reliable enhancement of wound healing promoted by fibrin sealant. Gelatin matrix thrombin solution provides exceptional hemostatic properties for complex surgical wounds, such as partial nephrectomy. Future development of novel biotherapeutic materials continue to provide urologists with safe, reliable agents for managing challenging urogenital injuries and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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