Strategic placement of bedside ventriculostomies using ultrasound image guidance: report of three cases.

@article{Phillips2012StrategicPO,
  title={Strategic placement of bedside ventriculostomies using ultrasound image guidance: report of three cases.},
  author={Scott B Phillips and Marilyn Gates and Satish Krishnamurthy},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={255-9}
}
BACKGROUND The blind free-hand technique for external ventricular drain (EVD) placement sometimes requires multiple attempts, and catheter location is often less than ideal. Our institution has adapted an intraoperative ultrasound-guided ventriculostomy technique for the placement of EVDs at the bedside. Our experience with ultrasound at the bedside has proven to be invaluable in certain circumstances. We present three cases of strategic EVD catheter trajectories that were made possible at the… CONTINUE READING