Tisseel tissue adhesive

Added May 6, 2011

Manufactured by Baxter

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Tisseel is a two component fibrin sealant that consists of human fibrinogen and human thrombin. When combined the two components mimic the final stage of the blood coagulation cascade. This product has been used extensively for sealing tissue during surgery and to aid haemostasis. More recently the thrombin component of the kit has been used for pseudoaneurysm ablation with great success and a high degree of safety in experienced hands.

 


 

11/04/2012 MHRA alert on air- or gas-pressurised spray devices for application of sprayable fibrin sealants used for intra-operative haemostasis. Find out more.

 

December 2012 MHRA Drug Safety Update: Evicel fibrin sealant spray application: life-threatening and fatal air embolism – updated advice on minimising risk. Find out more

 

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