Dry-field maneuver for controlling the massive intraventricular bleeding during neuroendoscopic procedures

Turhan T.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.34, no.3, pp.541-545, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-017-3652-2
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-545


Massive hemorrhages pose a significant problem in intraventricular endoscopic surgeries. These hemorrhages have the potential to cause mortality and morbidity, particularly in excisional surgeries. Often, the bleeding can be controlled only by cauterization and liquid irrigation, due to the incongruity of the use of antihemorrhagic agents in the fluid. The final option to stop the massive bleeding is the dry-field maneuver. In this study, the effects and clinical results of the dry-field maneuver in bleeding control of a massive bleeding were investigated.