West Indian Medical Journal
versão impressa ISSN 0043-3144
SIMUNEK, A; KOPECKA, D e CIERNY, M. The use of oxidized regenerated cellulose (Surgicel®) in closing Schneiderian membrane tears during the sinus lift procedure. West Indian med. j. [online]. 2005, vol.54, n.6, pp. 398-399. ISSN 0043-3144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0043-31442005000600012.
During the sinus lift procedure, undesirable perforations of the Schneiderian membrane can occur in up to 58% of cases. Several methods for their closing exist. This article presents a method of covering the perforation with a strip of oxidized regenerated cellulose (Surgicel®). One or two layers of material swell after being saturated with blood, turning into a gelatinous mass and forming a tight and mechanically resistant seal. This simple method has been successfully tested on 223 perforations of the Schneiderian membrane that occurred over a period of 58 months.