Endoscopic burr hole evacuation of an acute subdural hematoma

Patrick J. Codd, Andrew S. Venteicher, Pankaj K. Agarwalla, Kristopher T. Kahle, David H. Jho

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Abstract

Acute subdural hematoma evacuations frequently necessitate large craniotomies with extended operative times and high relative blood loss, which can lead to additional morbidity for the patient. While endoscopic minimally invasive approaches to chronic subdural collections have been successfully demonstrated, this technique has not previously been applied to acute subdural hematomas. The authors report their experience with an 87-year-old patient presenting with a large acute right-sided subdural hematoma successfully evacuated via an endoscopic minimally invasive technique. The operative approach is outlined, and the literature on endoscopic subdural collection evacuation reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1751-1753
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endoscopic
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Subdural hematoma

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