Burr Hole Drainage

In this procedure, which can be performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation, the surgeon creates one or more holes in the skull to release the excess fluid pressure cause by a blood clot on the brain. The scalp is numbed and a small incision is made. The fluid is then drained and the incision is closed. In some cases, the surgeon may place a drain at the hole so the fluid can continue to release.

Burr Hole Drainage