J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1980 Mar;9(1):163-170.

Histologic Study of the Autogenous Garfted Fascia Lata to Dural Defects in Rabbits

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Jung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.


Defects in the dura mater can be result from craniocerebral trauma, neoplastic or inflammatory destruction surgical removal and congenital absence. Materials used for closure of dural defects were variable. Of these, autogenous fascia lata have been used for a long time. It seems interesting to study the histologic fate of the autogenous grafted fascia lata in the dural defects. After autogenous fascia lata graft to dural defect in 18 rabbits, the histologic fate of the autogenous grafted fascia lata was observed microscopically. The results are as follows: 1) The adhesions among the grafted fascia lata, arachnoid, pia mater and brain cortex were usually mild. This result may be due to either short period of observation or autogenous substitutional material. 2) The grafted autogenous fascia lata was revealed minimal inflammatory response and was ultimately reabsorbed. 3) The grafted autogenous fascia lata was replaced by granulation tissue and fibroblast originated from the host mesenchymal tissue.

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