Experimental study on the viscosity and adhesive performance of exogenous liquid fibrin glue

Takuro Hayashi, Mitsuhiro Hasegawa, Joji Inamasu, Kazuhide Adachi, Shinya Nagahisa, Yuichi Hirose

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Abstract

Exogenous fibrin glue (FG) is highly suitable for neurosurgical procedures, because of its viscosity and adhesive properties. Several FGs are commercially available, but only few reports detail their differences. In the present study, we investigated the viscosity and adhesive performance of two types of FG: one is derived from blood donated in Europe and the United States (CSL Behring’s Beriplast®, BP) and the other is derived from blood donated in Japan (the Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute’s Bolheal®, BH). The viscosity test that measured fibrinogen viscosity revealed that BP had significantly higher viscosity than BH. Similarly, the dripping test showed that BP traveled a significantly shorter drip distance in the vertical direction than BH, although the transverse diameter of the coagulated FG did not differ statistically significantly. In the tensile strength test, BP showed superior adhesion performance over BH. The histological study of the hematoxylin-eosin-stained specimens in both groups showed favorable adhesion. Although further studies are required on its manufacturing and usage methods, FG shows differences in viscosity and adhesive performance according to the blood from which it is derived. We conclude that it is desirable to select the type and usage method of FG according to the characteristics of the surgical operation in question. Our findings suggest that FG produced from the blood donated in Europe and the United States might be more suitable for use in surgical procedures that demand an especially high degree of viscosity and rapid adhesive performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-900
Number of pages6
Journalneurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume54
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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