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Breakdown of Dural Repair Site
Breakdown of Dural Repair Site

This stock medical exhibit features illustrations comparing the anatomy of a patient's dura following an initial surgery and at the beginning of a second procedure. The first illustration provides a posterior view of the spinal cord from L5 to S1. A portion of the dural layer surrounding the spinal cord and nerves is show repaired with sutures. The second illustration features a superior cross section of the first image. This illustration highlights the entrapment of the rootlets within the dural sac. The third illustration depicts a posterior view of the spinal cord from L5 to S1 and the condition found at the opening of the second operative procedure. The sutured section of the dural layer is shown breaking down and leaking spinal fluid. The rootlets are also shown herniating through the rents. The final illustration features a superior cross section of the third image. This illustration highlights the dural breakdown and subsequent injury to the rootlets.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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