Use of Drains versus No Drains After Burr-hole Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Hematoma

Dr. Thomas Santarius

Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery Series

In this webinar, lead author Dr. Thomas Santarius discusses their randomized controlled trial on the use of drains versus no drains after burr hole evacuation of chronic subdural hematomas published in the Lancet in 2009.


Santarius T, Kirkpatrick PJ, Ganesan D, et al. Use of drains versus no drains after burr-hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009;374(9695):1067-1073. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61115-6