Drain type and technique for subdural insertion after burr hole evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma

Thorbjørn Søren Rønn Jensen, Frantz Rom Poulsen, Bo Bergholt, Torben Hundsholt, Kåre Fugleholm

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Strengths and limitations of subdural versus subperiosteal drain location after burr hole evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) are currently debated. The safety of subdural placement of a drain has been questioned in a recent study by Soleman et al. from 2019, showing a misplacement rate of 17%, and these results have been further highlighted by the same authors, with a slightly lower misplacement rate of 15.8%, in the recent paper "When the drain hits the brain." The safety of subdural drainage for CSDH depends to a high degree on type of drain and surgical technique. In this technical note, we describe drain type and technique for drain placement which is standardized in Denmark.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume162
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2015-2017
Number of pages3
ISSN0001-6268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

Keywords

  • Chronic subdural hematoma
  • Safety
  • Subdural drain

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