Intraventricular fibrinolysis and lumbar drainage for ventricular hemorrhage.

  title={Intraventricular fibrinolysis and lumbar drainage for ventricular hemorrhage.},
  author={Dimitre Staykov and Hagen Bernhard Huttner and Tobias Struffert and Oliver Ganslandt and Arnd Doerfler and Stefan Schwab and Juergen Bardutzky},
  volume={40 10},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Both intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) and lumbar drainage (LD) may reduce the need for exchange of external ventricular drainage (EVD) and shunt surgery in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage and severe intraventricular hemorrhage. We investigated the feasibility and safety of IVF followed by early LD for the treatment of… CONTINUE READING