Hyperacute Arrest of Intracranial Bleeding with Intracranial Fluid Infusion Tamponade Treatment (INFIT)

  • N. N. Zwetnow
Conference paper

Abstract

While evacuation of craniospinal space-occupying hematomas has long been a routine procedure in neurosurgical practice no efficient method has hitherto been available for treatment of craniospinal bleeding in the hyperacute stage. Two evident reasons for this lack are the short survival time of brain tissue during ischemia and the necessity of anatomic localization of the bleeding source. As a consequence the clinical attitude towards subarachnoid bleeds in the hyperacute stage has largely been nihilistic. Decompressing maneuvers like hyperventilation, ventricular drainage and hyperosmolar agents have been rather discouraging.

Keywords

Catheter Ischemia Polyethylene Respiration Neurol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Zwetnow
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  1. 1.Section of Experimental Neurosurgery, Rikshospitalet, The National HospitalUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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