Role of angiogenic growth factors and inflammatory cytokine on recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma.

@article{Hong2009RoleOA,
  title={Role of angiogenic growth factors and inflammatory cytokine on recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma.},
  author={Hyun-Jong Hong and Young-Jin Kim and Hyeong-Joong Yi and Yong Ko and Suck-Jun Oh and Jae-Min Kim},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={161-5; discussion 165-6}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma, a benign illness with established surgical treatment, occasionally presents as an annoying recurrence. In this paper, we assess the role of local inflammation and angiogenesis on the recurrence of CSH by measuring relevant biochemical factors from surgical specimens. METHODS During a 2-year period, a prospective comparative study was conducted on 66 consecutive patients with CSH who underwent the same one burr-hole drainage procedure. In the initial… CONTINUE READING