Use of gelatin matrix to rapidly repair diaphragmatic injury during laparoscopy

Sam B. Bhayani, Robert L. Grubb, Gerald L. Andriole

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Abstract

Iatrogenic diaphragmatic injury during laparoscopy has necessitated intracorporeal suturing and occasionally thoracostomy tube placement. We describe a technique to repair the diaphragm quickly using a novel gelatin thrombin matrix. The matrix can be administered through a trocar or hand-assist device and can rapidly seal small injuries, obviating the need for formal suture repair. The presented case and technique should be considered in selected small diaphragmatic injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514
Number of pages1
JournalUrology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002

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