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Researchers use gel to reattach blood vessels

Added: Thursday 1 September 2011

A US surgeon has found a way to reconnect severed blood vessels without sutures - by using glue. Nature Medicine has published a study by microsurgeon Geoffrey Gurtner in which he explains the method: using an expanding gel to open up both ends of the severed blood vessel, then gluing them together with a surgical sealant.

+  http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2011/08/reconnecting-severed-blood-vessels-without-sutures/


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