Comparison of Frequency of Recurrence after Burr Hole Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Hematoma with or without Subdural Drain.
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is known to have a significant recurrence rate. The rate of recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma after surgery ranges from roughly 5% to 30%. Burr hole evacuation without drainage is performed as a first line of treatment for CSDH. As there is controversy in literature regarding the use of drainage after burr hole evacuation, the results of my study may be helpful for selecting a proper treatment modality as a first line of treatment for CSDH in terms of recurrence.
The objective of this study was to compare the frequency of recurrence after burr hole evacuation of CSDH with and without subdural drain. It was a randomized controlled trial conducted in Department of Neurosurgery, Allied hospital, Faisalabad form Aug 2016 to Aug 2018
RESULTS:In our study, out of 130 cases(65 in each group). 84.62%(n=55) in Group-A and 76.92%(n=50) in Group-B were between above 40 years of age whereas 15.38%(n=10) in Group-A and 23.08%(n=15) were between 18-40 years of age, mean+sd was calculated as 64.03+7.61 years in Group-A and 62.28+7.83 years in Group-B, 78.46%(n=51) in Group-A and 72.31%(n=47) in Group-B were male while 21.54%(n=14) in Group-A and 27.69%(n=18) in Group-B were females, comparison of frequency of recurrence after burr hole evacuation of CSDH with and without subdural drain shows 10.77%(n=7) in Group-A and 27.69%(n=18) in Group-B, p value was 0.01 showing a significant difference.
CONCLUSION: We concluded that the frequency of recurrence after burrhole evacuation of CSDH is significantly lower with drain when compared without subdural drain.
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