Usefulness of embolization of the middle meningeal artery for refractory chronic subdural hematomas

@inproceedings{Hashimoto2013UsefulnessOE,
  title={Usefulness of embolization of the middle meningeal artery for refractory chronic subdural hematomas},
  author={Takao Hashimoto and Tomoo Ohashi and Daisuke Watanabe and Syunichi Koyama and Hiroaki Namatame and Hitoshi Izawa and Rei Haraoka and Hirohumi Okada and Norio Ichimasu and Jiro Akimoto and Jo Haraoka},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is generally treated by burr hole irrigation. However, sometimes repeated recurrence is observed, and treatment may consequently become difficult. We examined the efficacy of embolization of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) for such cases. METHODS We considered embolization of the MMA for three patients who had refractory CSDH with repeated recurrence and two CSDH patients who were at risk of recurrence and showed signs of recurrence after surgery… CONTINUE READING

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