OBJECTIVE: Objective of this study is to determine the outcome of Burr-hole craniostomy for
chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH).
STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive study.
SETTING: Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro study period
15th September 2010 to 16th March 2012.
METHODS: All patients of either gender presented with clinical and radiological evidence of
CSDH and undergoing burr-hole craniostomy. The outcome evaluated by postoperative improvement
of patients using Glasgow Coma Scale and Markwalder scale.
RESULTS: Among 33 subjects, the mean age of the patients was 65.94 years with age ranges
between 30 – 88 years with majority males (63.6%). 57.6% had history of trauma and 66.7% presented
with complain of headache. A significant improvement in the Post-Operative Markwalder
grade and Glasgow coma scale (p
Chronic subdural hematoma, burr-hole craniostomy, disease outcome.