2021 AMI Online Salon

Implementation of Bilateral IRRAflow Drainage Systems

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Tess Marhofer
  • Client: Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California-Irvine
  • Copyright: Tess Marhofer, 2020
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: JPEG
  • Primary Audience: Neurosurgeons/surgeons

Project Description

Chronic subdural hematoma is a prevalent neurosurgical pathology typically treated with craniotomy or burr hole evacuation and surgical drainage. This treatment presents with common post-operative challenges such as drainage problems, including fluid stasis, drain occlusion, catheter flushing or replacement, and infection. Recently, a dual-lumen catheter permitting simultaneous irrigation and drainage of fluid (IRRAflow) was approved by the FDA to accelerate hematoma resolution and reduce hematoma recurrence. This illustration was used to depict the implementation of the IRRAflow irrigating drainage system after burr hole evacuation of bilateral acute-on-chronic subdural hematomas that demonstrates the benefits of this system for common post-operative challenges of these surgeries.