peridural


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ep·i·du·ral

(ep'i-dū'răl),
On (or outside) the dura mater. [Usage note: epidural and extradural are nearly synonymous, with the exception that epidural implies immediate proximity to the dura mater, and extradural may be unconnected with it.]
See also: extradural.
Synonym(s): peridural

peridural

(pĕr″ĭ-dū′răl) [″ + L. durus, hard]
Outside the dura mater.

peridural

external to the dura mater.

peridural anesthesia
see epidural anesthesia.
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Peridural fibrosis is a natural consequence of laminectomy and
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This trial evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the anti-adhesion barrier gel, ADCON(R)-L (produced and marketed in Europe by Gliatech), in inhibiting peridural fibrosis following discectomy for lumbar disc herniations.
This is truly an important paper in the field of neurosurgery, as it is the first scientific study to establish that postoperative peridural scar can lead to poor patient outcome following lumbar surgery," said Jeffrey S.
The results of this study demonstrated that ADCON-L significantly reduced the incidence of peridural fibrosis and related clinical symptoms following lumbar discectomy surgery.
The removal of peridural scar from previous surgeries is complicated and potentially dangerous to the patient.
Gliatech's first product, ADCON(R)-L, which inhibits peridural adhesions following lumbar back surgery, will be marketed in France and the Netherlands in 1994 and is in clinical evaluation in the United States.
Peridural fibrosis, or excessive scarring which binds the nerve roots and spinal cord, is widely believed to be one of the prime causes of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).
The authors of the study reported that spinal peridural fibrosis (scarring) following a total laminectomy procedure in rabbits was significantly decreased by the application of ADCON-L.
The formation of excess scar tissue, or peridural fibrosis, is widely believed to be one of the prime causes of "failed back syndrome.