Repair of dural laceration

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 Preliminary remarks
 Repair of dural laceration
Preliminary remarks

A traumatic injury at times can disrupt the dural tube. Disruption can also occur during the surgical intervention.

To prevent dural tears, a surgeon must carefully protect the neural elements during the surgery.


Repair of dural laceration

If a dural tear nevertheless occurs, it can be repaired by a standard dural closure technique eg, using standard stitches.


Alternatively, repair can be performed by patching or sealing the dura.