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Absorbable gelatin sponge (gelfoam) in otosurgery: one cause of undesirable postoperative results?
The microcatheter was advanced into the distal portion of the right aberrant BA, which was embolized with absorbable gelatin sponges (Spongel, Astellas Pharma Inc.
Somerville, NJ), absorbable gelatin sponge (Gelfoam; Pfizer, New York, NY), gelatin and thrombin matrix (Floseal; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Hayward, CA), and thrombin and fibrinogen (Tisseel; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Hayward, CA); systemic agents, such as recombinant activated Factor VII (Novoseven; Novo Nordisk Inc.
It may be topically applied directly to the bleeding site or in conjunction with an absorbable gelatin sponge.
Superselective embolisations of the left occipital artery, superficial temporal artery and middle meningeal artery were taken with absorbable gelatin sponge particles.