Simple bedside technique for evacuating chronic subdural hematomas

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✓ The authors describe a simple spinal needle trephination technique found to be effective in the treatment of patients with chronic subdural hematomas.

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Address reprint requests to: Roberto A. Negron, M.D., Section of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

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    Case 1. Left: Right carotid arteriogram reveals large extracerebral collection with marked midline shift. Right: Repeat angiogram 16 days after needle trephination shows mild midline shift with no subdural collection.

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    Case 2. Left: Right carotid angiogram shows chronic subdural hematoma. Right: Repeat angiogram 17 days after needle trephination shows hematoma resolved.

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