Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 2
Chronic Subdural Hematomas: Single or Double Burr Hole–Results of a Randomized Study
Khursheed NAYIL1, Ramzan ALTAF1, Yawar SHOAIB1, Abrar WANI1, Masood LAHARWAL1, Amer ZAHOOR2
1Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurosurgery, Kashmir, India
2Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Anesthesiology, Kashmir, India
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.8465-13.0 AIM: To analyze the analysis of recurrence rates of single versus double burr holes in patients with subacute and chronic subdural hematomas.

MATERIAL and METHODS: The study was a prospective randomized controlled trial on patients with subacute and chronic subdural hematomas. Collections with membranes or septae were excluded from the study. A written consent was taken from the patient or patient party after explaining the procedure. A total of 254 patients were enrolled in the study over a period of 18-months in the Department of Neurosurgery, Sheri-Kashmir-Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir.

RESULTS: Recurrence rates in single and double-burr-hole groups were 6.15% and 4.83% respectively, which was not statistically significant.

CONCLUSION: Most of the subdural hematomas can be dealt by single burr-hole drainage. Keywords : Subdural hematoma, Chronic subdural hematoma, Burr-hole drainage, Recurrence

Corresponding author : Khursheed Nayřl, nayilkhursh@gmail.com