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The Use of Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (Surgicel®) in closing Schneiderian Membrane Tears during the Sinus Lift Procedure

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During the sinus lift procedure, undesirable perforations of the Schneiderian membrane can occur in up to 58% of cases. Several methods for their closing exist. This article presents a method of covering the perforation with a strip of oxidized regenerated cellulose (Surgicel®). One or two layers of material swell after being saturated with blood, turning into a gelatinous mass and forming a tight and mechanically resistant seal. This simple method has been successfully tested on 223 perforations of the Schneiderian membrane that occurred over a period of 58 months.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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