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Front. Neurol. | doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00794

A simple and rapid puncture method for draining hematoma in pontine hemorrhage

 Mingzhe Zhang1, Raynald Liu2, Huixuan Luo3, Leiting Cui3 and Hongli Xing1*
  • 1Harrison International Peace Hospital, China
  • 2Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, China
  • 3Hebei Raoyang County People's Hospital, China

We present a patient with pontine hemorrhage. On admission, the patient was in a comatose state (Glasgow coma scale, 3). Due to rapid deterioration of his breathing, we immediately performed a direct puncture to the hematoma site. We present a simple and rapid puncture method for drainage of hematomas. The method is described and discussed in detail in this article. The described technique may be beneficial in emergency situations where the condition of the patient, particularly their respiration is declining rapidly.

Keywords: Pontine hemorrhage, Puncture, Method, rapid, SIMPLE

Received: 29 May 2018; Accepted: 03 Sep 2018.

Edited by:

Marc Ribo, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Spain

Reviewed by:

Michael L. James, Duke University, United States
Ramon Torné, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain  

Copyright: © 2018 Zhang, Liu, Luo, Cui and Xing. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Hongli Xing, Harrison International Peace Hospital, Hengshui, China, xinghongli@163.com