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Human Amniotic Membrane for the Prevention of Intradural Spinal Cord Adhesions: Retrospective Review of its Novel Use in a Case Series of 14 Patients.

Authors
  • Walker, Corey T1
  • Godzik, Jakub1
  • Kakarla, U Kumar1
  • Turner, Jay D1
  • Whiting, Alexander C1
  • Nakaji, Peter1
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurosurgery
Publication Date
Feb 22, 2018
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyx608
PMID: 29481675
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This first-in-human series provides evidence that HAM grafts are a safe and potentially efficacious method for preventing retethering after microsurgical intradural lysis of adhesions. These results lay the groundwork for further prospective controlled trials in patients with this difficult-to-treat pathology.

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