Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 159, Issue 12, pp 2351–2354 | Cite as

Affordable self-regulating irrigation device for microsurgery using readily available malleable wire and a Silastic tube: a technical note

  • Yeongu Chung
  • Sung Ho Lee
  • Jiwook Ryu
  • Jun Ho Lee
  • Seok Keun Choi
Technical Note - Neurosurgical Techniques
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Abstract

Background

A relevant irrigating and flushing maneuver during cerebral microsurgical procedures allows for a neat and optimal operative field. However, when operating on the deep region of the brain, a delicately created slim surgical corridor could unintentionally hinder the assisting surgeon from properly performing this routine maneuver.

Method

To address this problem, the authors devised a useful and convenient irrigation system that can be used during cerebral microsurgery.

Results

This system only necessitates a readily available silastic feeding tube and a malleable wire. The advantages of our devised system include the convenience of free molding, good endurance of the molded contour, and easy control over the amount of irrigation.

Conclusions

In this report, the authors demonstrated technical tips for using this newly devised system.

Keywords

Irrigation system Continuous irrigation device Microneurosurgery Self-regulating irrigation device Malleable wire 

Abbreviations

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

EO

Ethylene oxide

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeongu Chung
    • 1
  • Sung Ho Lee
    • 1
  • Jiwook Ryu
    • 1
  • Jun Ho Lee
    • 1
  • Seok Keun Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, College of MedicineKyung Hee University, Kyung Hee University HospitalDongdaemun-guSouth Korea

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