Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
Excessive External Drainage of CSF Might Aggravate Bacterial Ventriculitis
Song-ping ZHENG, Guo-ping LI, Chao YOU
West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Department of Neurosurgery, Cheng Du, China DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.7817-13.0 Bacterial ventriculitis is one of the most difficult diseases of neurosurgery, if not controlled well in the early stage, it will cause empyema, adhesion and separated infectious ventricle locules inside the ventricle. Few studies focus on the relationship between external drainage volume and the occurrence of adhesion and separation of the ventricle. This paper reported a case of ventriculitis, and we propose that excessive external drainage might increase the occurrence rate of the internal separation and adhesion of ventricle in patients with ventriculitis. Choosing an appropriate drainage method and avoiding excessive drainage might be the key to the treatment of ventriculitis. Keywords : External drainage, Lumbar drainage, Drainage volume, Ventriculitis
Corresponding author : Chao You, poweroverwhelmingg@163.com