CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neuroanaesth Crit Care 2021; 08(01): 069-070
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692593
Technical Note

Lumbar Drain Tunneling: A Safe Two-Needle Technique

Srinivas Deepti
1  Division of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care, Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Halesh Ashwini
2  Division of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care, Sagar Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Keshavan Venkatesh
1  Division of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care, Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

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.



Publication History

Publication Date:
24 June 2019 (online)

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