burr hole


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burr hole

A small circular hole drilled in bone, usually the skull, by means of a drill (burr). Burr holes are often made as a preliminary to raising a flap of bone to get access to the brain.
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Larger trials with comparison of newer image guided procedures are needed but burr hole aspiration remains a viable option especially in emergent settings and in centers where latest imaging facilities are not available.
An 86-year-old male patient presented with subdural haematoma was admitted to the Neurosurgical Ward in PMH on July 12 for an emergency left-side burr hole operation to drain out the blood.
Surface landmarks for the junction between the transverse and sigmoid sinuses: Application of the “strategic” burr hole for suboccipital craniotomy.
She was then promptly taken to the surgical room and treated with single burr hole, with drainage of a dark hypertensive liquid, compatible with chronic subdural hematoma.
I cluck like a chicken, howl at the moon, and drill a daily burr hole into my skull to allow all my knowledge of ventilators to seek asylum elsewhere.
Forty hours following the burr hole procedure, the nurse noted that he became somnolent, difficult to arouse, and responded to painful stimuli.
The procedure involved a surgical opening of the skull, not a burr hole, and tumor resection, not a biopsy.
5-cc size is conveniently packaged in shelf packs of four individually sterile mixing cups to eliminate waste in the operating room when filling around bone grafts or burr hole areas.
We particularly loved the section on how to do a burr hole, complete with diagrams (a worthwhile technique to practice on your teenage children).
For severe TBIs, the Hummingbird Synergy is the only device to integrate the functions of intracranial pressure (ICP), ventricular drainage with access for a diagnostic probe through a single burr hole.
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