Dural injuries result typically from trauma, spinal tumor excision or postoperative complication. Dural damage is a great problem which may cause serious complications like meningitis and delay in wound healing as well as cerebrospinal fluid leak. Although appropriate method used commonly is to close watertightly the damaged area by the use of fascia or dural grafts at appropriate sizes, watertight suture closure may not be possible always depending on tumoral invasion or dural retraction.
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