Cargile membrane

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A Cargile membrane was a sterile membrane prepared from the peritoneum of the ox, and used in abdominal surgery to interpose between raw surfaces and thus prevent the formation of adhesions. It was also used to envelop freshly sutured nerves or tendons, and to protect wounds.

It was named for Charles H. Cargile (born 1853), American surgeon. [1]

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