Fibrin glue has been used successfully in cardiothoracic surgery for many years. In patients undergoing reoperation for continued bleeding, fibrin glue produced hemostasis in 92% of patients where traditional methods were successful in only 12%.3

In many instances the raw cut surfaces following resection cannot be controlled with conventional techniques. Fibrin glue has been used in hepatic surgery with some success. It has also been suggested that fibrin glue helps to seal severed bile ducts following resection. This results in decreased blood loss and reduced biliary leakage.2

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