One of the most common complications in thoracic surgery is prolonged air leakage. Fibrin sealant has been shown to reduce the incidence of prolonged air leaks and thereby enabling faster drain removal.

An optimal product solution in this special surgical field provides a number of features that are important for a positive outcome:

  • The sealant must be very elastic, i.e. it must be possible to apply on a deflated lung without compromising physical properties when the lung is re-inflated
  • Polymerization must be very fast to ensure the sealant remains where applied

Surgeons find Vivostat® Fibrin Sealant most useful for the following surgical procedures: 

  • Pulmonary resections
  • Extended resections
  • Post operative bronchopleural stump fistulae
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Bullous emphysema 

An added benefit of the Vivostat®system is the option of applying the special Endoscopic Applicator When using the Endoscopic Applicator, Vivostat® Fibrin Sealant is applied through the same unique nozzle as is the case with the Spraypen®. Due to the pre-bent nozzle, the spray tip can easily be pointed in many directions, offering the surgeon freedom of control of the application, which is not obtainable with conventional systems.