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2022 Jul 02

Clin Neurol Neurosurg


Inversed probability case-control analysis of operative burr hole evacuation versus subdural evacuating port system for chronic subdural hematomas: Clinical and economic outcomes.


There are multiple treatments for a chronic subdural hematoma, a significant cause of neurosurgical morbidity that cost the healthcare system $5B in 2007, but few generalizable prospective studies. The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of bedside Subdural Evacuation Port System (SEPS) placement as compared to operating room burr hole evacuation (BHE) to acquire data to support a randomized trial.