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Extradural haemorrhage—a hazard of ventricular drainage
  1. R. P. Sengupta,
  2. John Hankinson
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Regional Neurological Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne


    Three cases of extradural haematoma during ventricular drainage are reported and the relevant literature has been reviewed. Aetiology, diagnosis, and management are discussed. Defective blood clotting is mentioned as a possible precipitating factor.

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