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Lumbar Drain Tunneling: A Safe Two-Needle Technique
Lumbar drain catheter insertion for prolonged periods of time is necessary in a myriad of neurosurgical patients which entails its tunneling. We describe a safe and simple technique of catheter insertion and tunneling using two Tuohy needles instead of one, which prevents unintentional catheter damage during the procedure.
24 June 2019 (online)
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