Larger vs. smaller diameter suction drains to prevent postop spinal epidural hematoma
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OrthoEvidence. Larger vs. smaller diameter suction drains to prevent postop spinal epidural hematoma. ACE Report. 2016;5(7):31. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8904
Can We Prevent a Postoperative Spinal Epidural Hematoma by Using Larger Diameter Suction Drains?Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar;8(1):78-83
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77 patients with epidural hematoma were randomized to undergo posterior lumbar decompression and instrumented fusion with either a large diameter suction drain or a small diameter suction drain. The object of this study was to determine if a larger diameter suction drain would reduce the amount of postoperative epidural hematoma. Findings indicated no significant differences between drain sizes wi...
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