absorbable gelatin sponge


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sponge

 [spunj]
a porous, absorbent mass, as a pad of gauze or cotton surrounded by gauze, or the elastic fibrous skeleton of certain species of marine animals.
absorbable gelatin sponge a sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-base material used in the control of bleeding.

ab·sorb·a·ble gel·a·tin sponge

a sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-based sponge, used to control capillary bleeding in surgical operations; it is left in situ and absorbed within 4-6 weeks.

ab·sorb·a·ble gel·a·tin sponge

(ăb-sōrbă-bĕl jelă-tin spŭnj)
A sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-based sponge, used to control capillary bleeding in surgical operations; it is left in situ and absorbed within 4-6 weeks.

absorbable gelatin sponge,

n brand name: Gelfoam;
drug class: hemostatic;
action: absorbs blood and provides area for clot formation;
uses: hemostasis during and following surgery.

absorbable gelatin sponge

see gelatin.
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Twenty-four (92%) reported using oxidized cellulose polymer (Surgicel), 11 (42%) using absorbable gelatin sponge (Gelfoam), 9 (35%) using gelatin and thrombin matrix (Floseal), and 3 (12%) using thrombin and fibrinogen (Tisseel).
The use of fibrin glue was precluded by the family's religious beliefs, so the oval window niche and middle ear were filled with absorbable gelatin sponge to support the reduction.
b , Absorbable Gelatin Sponge 80 x 50x 10mm S1 , Catheter for Urinary Drainage Size 8 S9.