[Middle meningeal artery embolization for refractory chronic subdural hematoma: 3 case reports].

@article{Takahashi2002MiddleMA,
  title={[Middle meningeal artery embolization for refractory chronic subdural hematoma: 3 case reports].},
  author={Kazuya Takahashi and Kenichiro Muraoka and Tomoyuki Sugiura and Yasuhiko Maeda and Shinya Mandai and Yuji Gohda and Masamitsu Kawauchi and Yuzo Matsumoto},
  journal={No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={535-9}
}
The authors present three cases of refractory chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) treated by embolization of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) after several unsuccessful drainage procedures. The patients were initially treated by the usual method of burr hole and irrigation of the hematoma. After recurrence, several percutaneous puncture and drainage procedures were unable to prevent re-collection of the hematoma. Then the authors embolized the MMA which was thought to be the feeding artery of the… CONTINUE READING

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