volume 30, issue 4, P438-443 2016
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1122172
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M. Maher Hulou, Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, William B. Gormley, Amir A. Zamani, Ian F. Dunn, Ossama Al-Mefty

Abstract: Background Intraoperative lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage is a well-recognised technique in cranial and vascular surgery. The goal of the study was to assess the frequency and severity of intracranial hypotension post-intraoperative lumbar drainage performed using two different techniques, a 14G Tuohy needle versus an 18G traditional needle. Methods The medical records and imaging studies of 94 patients who had undergone open cranial operation were retrospectively studied: 47 patients had intraoperat…

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