Adherus Dural Sealant in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: Safety, Imaging Characteristics, and Sinonasal Quality of Life
07 February 2019
11 June 2019
02 August 2019 (online)
Objective This study was aimed to compare the safety profiles, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, and sinonasal outcome test (SNOT-22) scores of Adherus dural sealant, a novel tissue glue designed for skull base surgery.
Design Present study is a prospective case series.
Setting The research work took place at a tertiary-care academic medical center.
Participants Consecutive series of 26 patients undergoing endoscopic skull base surgery (ESBS) with Adherus was compared with a control group of 24 patients matched for tumor type and size with DuraSeal as a sealant.
Main Outcome Measures Postoperative complication rates, imaging characteristics, and postoperative SNOT-22 scores were measured and compared.
Results No postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, intracranial hemorrhages, or mucoceles were observed in either cohort. Adherus was more likely to be identifiable on immediate postoperative MRI (50 vs. 20.8%, p = 0.032). In patients in whom a nasoseptal flap was utilized, the flap was opposed to the skull base in all cases regardless of sealant selected. Postoperative SNOT-22 total (17.25 [±10.81] vs. 14.85 [±14.22], p = 0.609) and subdomain scores were similar between the two groups.
Conclusions Adherus dural sealant appears to be a safe alternative to Duraseal in ESBS with comparable quality of life outcomes and imaging findings. These preliminary results are promising but should be examined in a larger population with long-term follow-up.
Keywordsskull base repair - quality of life - imaging - dural sealant - Duraseal - Adherus - nasoseptal flap
Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, October 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
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