"Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is an intracranial pathology most commonly affecting elderly patients. Patients may present with worsening headache, seizures, weakness, balance and gait problems, and memory deficits. Even in patients undergoing hematoma evacuation, there is a substantial risk for recurrence. The authors present the first use of an irrigating external ventricular drain in the United States in the perioperative management of a patient with cSDH treated with craniotomy (IRRAS, Stockholm, Sweden)."
A big thanks to Dr. Diem Kieu Tran and Dr. Sumeet Vadera for working with me to create a custom medical illustration to accompany this case report.
For more information, please read the full report found at the World Neurosurgery Journal.