Pump-regulated lumbar subarachnoid drainage.

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OBJECTIVE The diversion of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been widely used in the prevention and treatment of CSF fistulae. A common method is the use of a lumbar drainage system. Although it is effective, several serious complications can develop, which can be avoided by regulating the flow of CSF with a standard intravenous infusion pump. TECHNIQUE We… (More)

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