Effectiveness of Sealants in Prevention of CSF Leakage after Spine Surgery: a Systematic Review.

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Summary of "Effectiveness of Sealants in Prevention of CSF Leakage after Spine Surgery: a Systematic Review."

Sealants are often used in spine surgery to prevent postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage.


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Name: World neurosurgery
ISSN: 1878-8769


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