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Novel device for sealing perforations following dural puncture
  1. Alaa Abd-Elsayed
  1. School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alaa Abd-Elsayed, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA; alaaawny{at}

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Unintentional dural puncture can lead to post-dural puncture headache. Garcia-Vitoria et al examined the efficacy of a new device that allows sealing a dural puncture. The authors performed their study on an animal model and found a reduction in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in the group of sheep that received the intervention. This device may be potentially tested in humans to examine their efficacy in reducing CSF leak in human subjects who may have a dural puncture.

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  • Contributors AA-E prepared the infographic.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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