Surgical Drains in Chronic Subdural Hematoma Surgery: From the Cheapest to the Most Expensive Drains

Sarica C., Ozgunduz A., Ucler N., Dolas İ. , Kilinc S.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.112, pp.284-286, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.122
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-286


OBJECTIVE: Among the various neurosurgical techniques currrently being used in chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) surgery, bur hole craniostomy is the most popular worldwide. Recent studies have strongly recommended that a drain be placed after surgical evacuation of a hematoma, and a broad spectrum of preformed surgical drains is widely available for this purpose. If preformed drains are unavailable, a surgeon-made drain can be used and various methods are available to develop a drain in the operating room.