A safe and effective method for treatment of chronic subdural haematoma


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Gurelik M. , Aslan A., Gurelik B., Ozum U. , Karadag O. , Kars H. Z.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.34, ss.84-87, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0317167100005849
  • Dergi Adı: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-87

Özet

Objective: Burr-hole irrigation and burr-hole drainage without irrigation are the most popular methods for treatment of chronic subdural haematoma. It is not well known if irrigation is necessary or which method has a higher recurrence rate. We compared the recurrence rates of those two methods. Materials and Methods: Forty-two patients were treated by burr-hole irrigation (irrigation group), whereas 38 patients were treated by burr-hole drainage (drainage group). Recurrence rate and its relation with sex, age, haematoma localization and aetiology were investigated in both groups. Results: There was no significant difference between recurrence rates of the two groups. There was also no correlation between recurrence rate and age, sex, haematoma localization, or aetiology. Conclusions: There was no significant difference between recurrence rates of the two groups. Since the burr-hole drainage method is simpler to carry out, its use may be preferable.