topical thrombin


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topical thrombin

A type of fibrin glue that may be applied locally (not injected) to a bleeding wound to stop blood loss.
See also: thrombin
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Labeling for topical thrombin specifically states that it is not for use in cases of infection or for postpartum hemorrhage or menorrhagia.
Disadvantages of topical thrombin include the cost of the product (including the cost of a plasma-collection device) and the need for operating room staff to collect and combine the product for use.
In one case report, a very complicated patient who required systemic anticoagulation for a mechanical aortic valve underwent hysterectomy, with topical thrombin administered at the end of the procedure in an effort to avert postoperative hemorrhage?