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Craniotomy for chronic subdural hematoma

Till 1970s, craniotomy was the most commonly used method. Burr hole trephination for chronic subdural hematoma became the most preferred method from 1980s. In 1977, Twist drill craniotomy for chronic subdural hematoma was introduced. Closed system drainage after a Burr hole (BH) or a Twist drill (TD) became the most frequently used surgical method 1).

Burr hole washout is superior interns of clinical and financial outcome; however, prospective long-term multicenter clinical studies are required to verify these findings 2).

see Minicraniotomy for chronic subdural hematoma.

Lee KS. How to Treat Chronic Subdural Hematoma? Past and Now. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2019 Mar;62(2):144-152. doi: 10.3340/jkns.2018.0156. Epub 2018 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 30486622; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6411568.
Regan JM, Worley E, Shelburne C, Pullarkat R, Watson JC. Burr Hole Washout versus Craniotomy for Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Patient Outcome and Cost Analysis. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 22;10(1):e0115085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115085. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25611468.
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