External ventricular drain

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

External ventricular drains (EVDs) are a common neurosurgical procedure used to monitor and treat raised intracranial pressure in the acute setting. 

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rID: 38228
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • External ventricular drain (EVD)
  • Extraventricular drain
  • External ventricular drains
  • Extraventricular drains
  • External ventricular drains (EVDs)

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  • Case 1: malpositioned right EVD
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