[Recurrence following burr hole trephination of chronic subdural hematomas]

Neurochirurgia (Stuttg). 1984 Sep;27(5):141-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1054121.
[Article in German]


In a consecutive series of 100 patients suffering from Chronic subdural haematomas, which were treated by burr-hole evacuation and closed external drainage, in 23 patients repeated operations became necessary. The reasons for further operations were: true recurrences in 11 cases, superimposed haematomas in five cases and haematomas on the opposite side in seven cases. All these patients were treated again by burr-hole evacuation and closed external drainage. In contrast to the common opinion craniotomy and removal of the membranes was not necessary in any case.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Drainage / methods
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Trephining / methods*