Use of drains versus no drains after burr-hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Santarius2009UseOD,
  title={Use of drains versus no drains after burr-hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={T. Santarius and P. Kirkpatrick and D. Ganesan and H. Chia and P. Hutchinson},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374},
  pages={1067-1073}
}
  • T. Santarius, P. Kirkpatrick, +2 authors P. Hutchinson
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Chronic subdural haematoma causes serious morbidity and mortality. It recurs after surgical evacuation in 5-30% of patients. Drains might reduce recurrence but are not used routinely. Our aim was to investigate the effect of drains on recurrence rates and clinical outcomes. METHODS We did a randomised controlled trial at one UK centre between November, 2004, and November, 2007. 269 patients aged 18 years and older with a chronic subdural haematoma for burr-hole drainage were… CONTINUE READING
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    Interventional Clinical Trial
    Chronic subdural hematoma (CSH) is one of the most common bleedings of the head. These hematomas develop after minor head trauma and increase in size over weeks. Patients usually… Expand
    ConditionsChronic Subdural Hematoma
    InterventionOther
    Improved long-term survival with subdural drains following evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma
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