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External Ventricular Drainage

External Ventricular Drainage - Symptoms

External Ventricular Drainage - How to prevent?

External Ventricular Drainage - Causes and Risk Factors

External Ventricular Drainage - Diagnosis

External Ventricular Drainage - Treatments

Procedure Description

  • General anaesthesia
  • Patient is cleaned and local anaesthetic is infiltrated
  • A linear incision is made either frontal or parietal based on the entry point selected by the surgeon
  • A burr hole is drilled till the inner table of the skull is breached
  • The underlying dura is then incised and its edges and pia are coagulated
  • The catheter is inserted into the ventricle and egress of brain fluid signals successful entry
  • Incision is closed and patient is sent back to ICU for close monitoring

External Ventricular Drainage - Preparing for surgery

External Ventricular Drainage - Post-surgery care

External Ventricular Drainage - Other Information

  • Updated on 2018-03-01T16:00:00Z
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