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Glue-enhanced excimer laser-assisted nonocclusive anastomosis: a laboratory investigation.
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PMID:  21135560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The excimer laser-assisted nonocclusive anastomosis (ELANA) technique has been developed as a clinical effective technique to perform intracranial high-flow bypass without temporary occlusion of cerebral vessels in otherwise untreatable or high-risk cerebrovascular diseases. We experimentally tested the application of a nonabsorbable cyanoacrylate-based sealant with the ELANA technique.
METHODS: Three technical in vitro variations of the ELANA anastomosis technique using Omnex(©) glue and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene tube were compared with conventional sutured ELANA bypasses, resulting in 36 bypasses and 72 anastomoses. After that, the best resulting type was tested in 10 rabbits.
RESULTS: The ELANA bypass using Omnex and the expanded polytetrafluoroethylene tube technique offers better results in vitro in the retrieval of the arterial wall flap after arteriotomy, is faster, and the tensile strength of the bypasses performed with Omnex is comparable with those performed with conventional sutures. However, in 2 cases, we observed thrombosis of the vessel and considerable stiffness.
CONCLUSIONS: The combining of the ELANA technique with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate and butyl lactoyl cyanoacrylate experimentally provides some advantages over the conventional ELANA technique. Further experimental studies should be performed in order to improve the safety and applicability of this technique.
Alex Alfieri; Michael Reinert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  European surgical research. Europäische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales européennes     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1421-9921     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Surg Res     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-01-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0174752     Medline TA:  Eur Surg Res     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Neurosurgery, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany.
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