Safety and Efficacy of Ventriculostomy Procedures under Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Treated with Stent Assisted Coiling in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

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Civi S., Andic C., Kardes O., Suner H. I. , Durdag E., ÖZMETE Ö., ...More

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.28, no.4, pp.544-549, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.20649-17.1
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-549


AIM: Stent assisted coiling (SAC) is an alternative in the treatment of ruptured aneurysms. Stenting requires the use of dual antiplatelet agents. Hydrocephalus is a complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and may require ventriculostomy. Antiplatelet treatment carries a risk of hemorrhage in ventriculostomy. The anti-aggregant effect starts at least four hours after the initial doses of treatment. However, in many studies, ventriculostomy was performed before antiplatelet treatment and hemorrhagic complications were related to the procedure. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of ventriculostomy related hemorrhage in patients with impaired thrombocyte function and to contribute to the literature.