Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
On-line version ISSN 1678-2674
GOLDENBERG, Alberto; RIVAS, Carlos Eduardo and SCHVARTSMAN, Gustavo. May titanium spiral tacks contribute to intra-abdominal adhesion formation?. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.6, pp.430-432. ISSN 1678-2674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-86502012000600012.
PURPOSE: To verify if titanium spiral tacks may contribute to intra-abdominal adhesion formation in rabbits. METHODS: Ten New Zealand white rabbits were used. Through videolaparoscopic surgery two titanium spiral tacks (ProTack®, Covidien®) were applied in the right flank. After 30 days the animals were submitted to evaluate peritoneal cavity by videolaparoscopy. RESULTS: No adhesion was found where the titanium spiral tacks were placed. CONCLUSION: Titanium spiral tacks for fixation do not cause adhesions in rabbits.
Keywords : Titanium; Surgical Fixation Devices; Tissue Adhesions; Rabbits.