The course of chronic subdural hematomas after burr-hole craniostomy with and without closed-system drainage

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2000 Jul;11(3):541-6.


The author provides a comprehensive review of the results of surgical treatment of chronic subdural hematomas (CSHs). The postoperative clinical course of CSH is studied with respect to the influence of neomembranous organization, cortical expansion, and subdural pressure. The importance of subdural drainage is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drainage*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Trephining*