Evacuation of Spontaneous Thalamic and Intraventricular Hemorrhage under the Operating Microscope Improves Mortality Compared with External Ventricular Drainage——Mini-Cranioctomy for Thalamic and Ventricular Hemorrhage
Tomonori Tamaki, Yoji Node, Akira Teramoto
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DOI: 10.4236/ojmn.2011.11001   PDF   HTML     5,231 Downloads   11,585 Views   Citations

Abstract

We performed direct hematoma evacuation of thalamic and intraventricular hemorrhage using mini-craniotomy in recent years. The present study evaluated the outcome and complications in 18 patients with spontaneous thalamic and intraventricular hemorrhage treated by mini-craniotomy hematoma evacuation with external ventricular drainage and 24 patients treated by only external ventricular drainage. Patients treated by mini-craniotomy were less likely to require days of ventricular drainage settlement, had a less suffering meningitis, had good hematoma evacuation rate and had a less mortality rate compared with those undergoing only external ventricular drainage. Frontal mini-craniotomy microscope operation is a simple and effective method for hematoma evacuation that causes fewer complications.

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T. Tamaki, Y. Node and A. Teramoto, "Evacuation of Spontaneous Thalamic and Intraventricular Hemorrhage under the Operating Microscope Improves Mortality Compared with External Ventricular Drainage——Mini-Cranioctomy for Thalamic and Ventricular Hemorrhage," Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2011.11001.

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