Use of emerging technologies to enhance the treatment paradigm for spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage

Austin B. Carpenter, Jacques Lara-Reyna, Trevor Hardigan, Travis Ladner, Christopher Kellner, Kurt Yaeger

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The presence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) portends a worse prognosis in patients presenting with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Intraventricular hemorrhage increases the rates of hydrocephalus, ventriculitis, and long-term shunt dependence. Over the past decade, novel medical devices and protocols have emerged to directly treat IVH. Presently, we review new technological adaptations to treating intraventricular hemorrhage in an effort to focus further innovation in treating this morbid neurosurgical pathology. We summarize current and historical treatments as well as innovations in IVH including novel procedural techniques, use of the Integra Surgiscope, use of the Artemis evacuator, use of BrainPath, novel catheter technology, large bore external ventricular drains, the IRRAflow, the CerebroFlo, and the future directions of the field. Technology and medical devices for both surgical and nonsurgical methods are advancing the treatment of IVH. With many promising new technologies on the horizon, prospects for improved clinical care for IVH and its etiologies remain hopeful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-328
Number of pages12
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • Hematoma evacuation
  • Innovation
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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