Don't take the plunge: avoiding adverse events with cranial perforators.

@article{Vogel2011DontTT,
  title={Don't take the plunge: avoiding adverse events with cranial perforators.},
  author={T. Worthington Vogel and Brian J. Dlouhy and Matthew A. Howard},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={
          570-5
        }
}
OBJECT The object of this study was to evaluate the causes of plunging events associated with automatic-releasing cranial perforators at the authors' institution. METHODS The authors analyzed a consecutive series of 1652 cranial procedures involving one type of automatic-releasing cranial perforator over a 2-year period. Plunging occurrences were recorded for 2 drill speeds: 1000 rpm in the 1st year and 800 rpm during the 2nd year. Intraoperative observations, neuroimaging studies, and… CONTINUE READING
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