Twenty-four (92%) reported using oxidized cellulose polymer (Surgicel), 11 (42%) using absorbable gelatin sponge
(Gelfoam), 9 (35%) using gelatin and thrombin matrix (Floseal), and 3 (12%) using thrombin and fibrinogen (Tisseel).
Evithrom is applied to the surface of bleeding tissue and can be used with an absorbable gelatin sponge
Venous bleeding or oozing from the uterine incision that is unresponsive to suturing can often be contained by placing a piece of absorbable gelatin sponge
(Gelfoam; Pfizer, New York City) over the bleeding site.
The use of fibrin glue was precluded by the family's religious beliefs, so the oval window niche and middle ear were filled with absorbable gelatin sponge
to support the reduction.
RECOTHROM may be used in conjunction with an absorbable gelatin sponge
Approval was based on a study of 719 people undergoing different types of surgical procedures, which showed that use of the fibrin sealant with an absorbable gelatin sponge
reduced the time required to achieve hemostasis, compared with the use of a sponge alone.
The literature also reports use of isobutyl-2 cyanoacrylate plus isophendylate (Pantopaque), polyvinyl alcohol, or an absorbable gelatin sponge