March 1981

Microfibrillar Collagen Hemostatic Pledgets

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(3):359-360. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380150077021

• The use of topical microfibrillar collagen hemostatic agents is increasing in many areas of clinical surgery. We have developed a method of preparing the hemostatic agent by which a pledget is formed in a syringe. This gives it a firm consistency and allows easier handling and application and can be done at the operating room table.

(Arch Surg 1981;116:359-360)