The Neurosurgery Service of Sant Pau applies a new surgical technique that prevents bleeding during and after an intracranial biopsy. Through the same cannula with which the biopsy is performed, neurosurgeons introduce a thrombin gelatine matrix during bleeding favoring the formation of an intracranial clot. Thrombin grows in volume in such a way that it compresses the blood vessels and prevents bleeding. The new technique avoids complications in this surgical procedure such as neurological sequelae and/or major surgery such as a craniotomy.
This new process devised by the neurosurgeons of the Sant Pau has recently been published in the prestigious journal World Neurosurgery.