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Article: Surgical complications of chronic subdural haematoma: A 5-year audit

TitleSurgical complications of chronic subdural haematoma: A 5-year audit
Authors
KeywordsBurr Hole Craniostomy
Chronic Subdural Haematoma
Outcome
Issue Date2001
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ASH
Citation
Annals Of The College Of Surgeons Of Hong Kong, 2001, v. 5 n. 3, p. 99-103 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To review the outcome of surgical treatment for chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) at a local neurosurgical centre, with emphasis on major treatment-related complications. Method: A total of 108 patients received operations for chronic subdural haematoma at the University of Hong Kong Medical Centre between January 1995 and December 1999. Medical records and imaging studies were studied retrospectively. Patients' clinical features and treatment modalities were analysed and major postoperative complications, including mortality, haematoma recurrence, infection and epileptic seizure, were studied. Results: All 108 patients underwent burr hole craniostomy for the drainage of CSDH; one patient also underwent formal craniotomy. Recurrence occurred in six (5.5%) patients, seizure in two (1.8%) and intracranial infection in one (0.9%). There were four deaths, giving rise to a mortality of 3.7%. All four patients who died were elderly and had presented in an unconscious state and died subsequently of chest infection after surgery. Conclusion: Although surgical drainage of CSDH is often considered to be a straightforward, effective and safe procedure, it is not entirely without risks. The surgical outcome of the present series is in accordance with the current standard of neurosurgical care.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172783
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, GKKen_US
dc.contributor.authorFan, JKMen_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, MCHen_US
dc.contributor.authorFan, YWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:24:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:24:54Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationAnnals Of The College Of Surgeons Of Hong Kong, 2001, v. 5 n. 3, p. 99-103en_US
dc.identifier.issn1028-4001en_US
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To review the outcome of surgical treatment for chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) at a local neurosurgical centre, with emphasis on major treatment-related complications. Method: A total of 108 patients received operations for chronic subdural haematoma at the University of Hong Kong Medical Centre between January 1995 and December 1999. Medical records and imaging studies were studied retrospectively. Patients' clinical features and treatment modalities were analysed and major postoperative complications, including mortality, haematoma recurrence, infection and epileptic seizure, were studied. Results: All 108 patients underwent burr hole craniostomy for the drainage of CSDH; one patient also underwent formal craniotomy. Recurrence occurred in six (5.5%) patients, seizure in two (1.8%) and intracranial infection in one (0.9%). There were four deaths, giving rise to a mortality of 3.7%. All four patients who died were elderly and had presented in an unconscious state and died subsequently of chest infection after surgery. Conclusion: Although surgical drainage of CSDH is often considered to be a straightforward, effective and safe procedure, it is not entirely without risks. The surgical outcome of the present series is in accordance with the current standard of neurosurgical care.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ASHen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kongen_US
dc.subjectBurr Hole Craniostomyen_US
dc.subjectChronic Subdural Haematomaen_US
dc.subjectOutcomeen_US
dc.titleSurgical complications of chronic subdural haematoma: A 5-year auditen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, GKK: gilberto@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1442-2034.2001.00111.xen_US
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