Treatment of chronic subdural hematoma by twist-drill craniotomy with continuous catheter drainage.

The case records of 114 patients were reviewed to ascertain the efficacy of bedside twist-drill craniotomy and continuous closed-system catheter drainage for the treatment of chronic subdural hematomas. Ninety-eight (86%) patients achieved an excellent outcome, and seven (6%) had no significant improvement. The total mortality from all cases was 8% in this… CONTINUE READING