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Injury. 2017 May;48(5):1098-1100. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.02.011. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

Temporising extradural haematoma by craniostomy using an intraosseous needle.

Author information

1
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom. Electronic address: harry.bulstrode@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.
2
Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, United Kingdom. Electronic address: silvester.kabwama@uhs.nhs.uk.
3
Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD, United Kingdom. Electronic address: andrew.durnford@uhs.nhs.uk.
4
Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD, United Kingdom. Electronic address: jonathan.hempenstall@uhs.nhs.uk.
5
Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD, United Kingdom. Electronic address: aabir.chakraborty@uhs.nhs.uk.

Abstract

We report a novel application of intraosseous needle drainage, alleviating raised intracranial pressure due to extradural haematoma. The potential application of this technique in preventing secondary brain injury and herniation during transfer to a neurosurgical unit is discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Extradural; Head injury; Intraosseous needle

PMID:
28238447
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2017.02.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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