A retrospective study on the infection rate of external ventricular drainage systems in patients with acute posthemorrhagic communicating hydrocephalus

Florian Wrage, Kerim-Hakan Sitoci, Tareq Juratli, Gabriele Schackert & Matthias Kirsch
Objective: Morbidity associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is largely due to three pathomechanisms. One mechanism is the acute bleeding with destruction of CNS tissue, the second is secondary vasospasm, and the third, communicating malresorptive hydrocephalus. Therefore, the most frequent surgical[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]