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Malviya Vinay K. MD; Deppe, Gunter MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: February 1989
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Fibrin glue, a biodegradable tissue adhesive, is a valuable topical hemostatic agent and an effective tissue sealant. We describe the use of fibrin glue in controlling life-threatening hemorrhage in three gynecology patients. Simultaneous injection of equal amounts of cryoprecipitate and bovine thrombin at bleeding sites results in formation of the glue, which effectively controls the bleeding. When used in conjunction with good surgical technique, fibrin glue may decrease the need for blood transfusions and may shorten operating room time. (Obstet Gynecol 73:284, 1989)

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