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Use of the novel hemostatic textile Stasilon to arrest refractory retroperitoneal hemorrhage: a case report

Creators: Rich, Preston B, Douillet, Christelle, Buchholz, Valorie, Overby, David W, Jones, Samuel W, Cairns, Bruce A

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Abstract Introduction Stasilon&#174; is a novel hemostatic woven textile composed of allergen-free fibers of continuous filament fiberglass and bamboo yarn. The development of this product resulted from controlled in vitro thrombogenic analysis of an array of potentially hemostatic textile materials and it has been cleared for both external and internal use by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the arrest of hemorrhage. The goal of the study was to assess the hemostatic and adhesive properties of Stasilon&#174; in the setting of life-threatening refractory hemorrhage. Case presentation A 39-year-old Caucasian man presented with severe necrotic pancreatitis that failed multiple aggressive attempts to control associated bleeding with electrocautery, suture ligation, and sequential anatomic packing with cotton-based sponges. Subsequent retroperitoneal packing with Stasilon&#174; produced a non-adherent wound-dressing interface and resulted in the achievement of persistent hemostasis in the operative field. Conclusion In our patient, Stasilon&#174; was demonstrated to be effective in the arrest of refractory hemorrhage.