Controlled external lumbar drain as treatment for therapy resistant intracranial hypertension--case report.

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We report the case of an eleven year old male with a history of severe head injury who had manifested high intracranial pressure refractory to aggressive medical therapy, including ventriculostomy, controlled hyperventilation, mannitol and barbiturate application. The insertion of an external lumbar drain in this patient resulted in rapid permanent control… (More)

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@article{Fritsch1997ControlledEL, title={Controlled external lumbar drain as treatment for therapy resistant intracranial hypertension--case report.}, author={Michael Fritsch and Scott D. Moss and David H Beyda and Kim H Manwaring}, journal={Zentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie}, year={1997}, volume={58 4}, pages={192-5} }