Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 4
Percutaneous Evacuation for Treatment of Subdural Hematoma and Outcome in 28 Patients
Keyvan MOSTOFI, Dominique MARNET
Hopital Lorraın, Department of Neurosurgery, St Joseph, France DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN .4390-11.0 AIM: Chronic subdural hematoma is a frequently encountered entity in neurosurgery in particular in elderly patients. There in a high variance in the treatment in literature.

MATERIAL and METHODS: We report our experience of percutaneous evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma in 28 patients.

RESULTS: From January 2007 to July 2009, 28 patients underwent percutaneous evacuation. 27 of the 28 patients (96.4%) became asymptomatic or improved clinically. Six weeks later, the scan showed the hematoma had completely disappeared in 18 of the cases. We did not have any postoperative infection.

CONCLUSION: Treatment of chronic subdural hematoma using a percutaneous operative technique is a minimally invasive method with sufficient outcome and a therapeutic alternative to the craniotomy. Keywords : Subdural hematoma, Percutaneous evacuation, Head trauma, Craniostomy

Corresponding author : Keyvan Mostofı, keyvan.mostofi@yahoo.fr