Observation on therapeutic effect of stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage on hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage
Original Article

Observation on therapeutic effect of stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage on hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage

Yangming Mao1, Zhouming Shen1, Haifeng Zhu1, Zhengyong Yu1, Xiang Chen1, Hongyu Lu1, Fangzheng Zhong2, Hua Cheng1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Funing People’s Hospital, Yancheng 224400, China; 2Department of Neurosurgery, Xinghua People’s Hospital, Taizhou 225700, China

Contributions: (I) Conception and design: Y Mao; (II) Administrative support: Z Shen, H Cheng, H Zhu; (III) Provision of study materials or patients: All authors; (IV) Collection and assembly of data: Z Shen, H Cheng, H Zhu, Z Yu, X Chen, H Lu, F Zhong; (V) Data analysis and interpretation: Y Mao, Z Shen, H Cheng; (VI) Manuscript writing: All authors; (VII) Final approval of manuscript: All authors.

Correspondence to: Dr. Hua Cheng. 129 Fucheng street, Funing County, Yancheng 224400, China. Email: tianyixc@163.com.

Background: To evaluate and analyze the therapeutic effect of stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage on hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage.

Methods: Sixty patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage admitted to our hospital from September 2014 to September 2019 were selected for study and randomly divided into study group (n=30) and routine group (n=30) according to admission number. Two groups of patients were given basic treatment after admission, while routine group patients were given small bone window hematoma removal, study group patients were given stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage, and the clinical effects of the two groups were analyzed.

Results: The total effective rate of the study group was 96.67%, which was significantly higher than that of the routine group (80.00%), and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The level of independent living in the study group was significantly higher than that in the conventional group, and the level of neurological deficit was lower than that in the conventional group, with statistically significant difference (P<0.05). Before treatment, there was no significant difference in the hematoma volume between the two groups (P>0.05). after treatment for 1, 2 and 4 weeks, the hematoma volume of the two groups decreased, and the hematoma volume of the study group was significantly less than that of the conventional group, with significant difference (P<0.05). There was no difference in CD3+ positive cell rate and CD8+ positive cell rate between the two groups before treatment (P>0.05). After treatment, the CD8+ positive cell rate in the study group was lower than that in the conventional group, and the CD3+ positive cell rate was higher than that in the conventional group, with statistically significant difference (P<0.05). The incidence of postoperative complications such as pulmonary infection, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney dysfunction in the study group was lower than that in the conventional group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).

Conclusions: Stereotactic soft-channel puncture and drainage has the advantages of less trauma, less bleeding, fewer complications and rapid postoperative recovery. It can be used for the treatment of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage, promote the recovery of neurological function of patients, improve independent living standard and effectively improve prognosis.

Keywords: Stereotactic soft channel; puncture and drainage; hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage; curative effect


Submitted Nov 07, 2019. Accepted for publication Mar 02, 2020.

doi: 10.21037/apm.2020.03.12


Introduction

Hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage is a disease with high incidence, high mortality, large amount of bleeding and high disability rate. More than 40% of stroke patients are caused by hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage (1,2). Recent studies showed that the incidence of male is higher than that of female, and it mostly occurs in patients aged 50–60 years, but in recent years, the disease tends to occur in young patients (3). For the treatment of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage, the main treatment principle is to clear the hematoma as soon as possible, reduce the intracranial pressure, and improve the prognosis of patients (4). Although conservative treatment of clinical drugs can clear the hematoma to a certain extent, but the absorption of efficacy is slow. Conventional craniotomy can clear the hematoma in a short time, but it has a high risk of surgery and more postoperative complications (5-7). At present, with the improvement of medical technology, minimally invasive medicine has been rapidly developed and applied. Many hospitals have adopted stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage to treat hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage, and achieved satisfactory results, effectively improving the treatment rate and quality of life of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage patients (8-10). In our hospital, 60 patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage from September, 2014 to September, 2019 were treated with stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage, and the report is as follows.


Methods

General information

Sixty patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage admitted to our hospital from September 2014 to September 2019 were selected for study and randomly divided into study group (n=30) and routine group (n=30) according to admission number. Institutional review board approval with consent waiver was obtained for this retrospective study. In the routine group, the ratio of male to female was 20:10. The upper limit of age was 65 years old and the lower limit of age was 48 years old, the average was 57.19±3.65 years old. There were 13 cases of basal ganglia hemorrhage, 7 cases of thalamus hemorrhage, 5 cases of lobar hemorrhage, 5 cases of cerebellum hemorrhage, and the average amount of hemorrhage was 46.13±10.73 mL. In the observation group, the ratio of male to female was 19:11. The upper limit of age was 64 years old, the lower limit of age was 50 years old, and the average was 57.18±3.69 years old. There were 14 cases of basal ganglia hemorrhage, 8 cases of thalamus hemorrhage, 4 cases of lobar hemorrhage, 4 cases of cerebellum hemorrhage, and the average amount of hemorrhage was 46.09±11.06 mL. There was no statistical difference between the two groups in terms of the gender, age, bleeding site and average bleeding volume, which was worth studying (P>0.05).

Research acceptance and exclusion principles

Acceptance principle: (I) the study obtained the consent of the hospital ethics committee and the patient’s family members, and the patient’s family members signed the relevant informed consent with the hospital voluntarily, (II) all patients were diagnosed as hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage by CT, (III) the patient has a history of hypertension, (IV) in accordance with the indications of stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage, (V) follow up for half a year.

Exclusion principle: (I) Incomplete information, (II) patients with abnormal coagulation, (III) brain herniation, (IV) brain stem failure, (V) other causes of cerebral hemorrhage, (VI) patients with severe organ (heart, kidney, liver, etc.) dysfunction, (VII) operation contraindications.

Therapeutic methods

Both groups received basic treatment such as red blood, reducing intracranial pressure and nourishing neurons.

Removal of hematoma from small bone window (11)

Brain CT examination was performed before operation, and general anesthesia was given to patients with tracheal intubation. The approach of operation was frontotemporal top of hematoma side. After the formation of bone flap, the dura mater was suspended and opened, and the arachnoid membrane of lateral fissure was separated to the completely exposed guide vane. Hematoma was punctured by brain puncture needle, and then the hematoma was entered along the puncture channel and sucked out by suction device. In this process, it is not allowed to forcibly scrape off the small blood clots and hematoma wall at the bottom to avoid further bleeding. The hematoma was cleaned with normal saline, the drainage tube was left after the liquid was clear, and the skull was closed.

Stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage (12)

Before operation, CT examination was performed to identify the hematoma site. After local anesthesia, the projection area of the scalp at the largest level of the hematoma was used as the puncture point, avoiding important functional areas and large blood vessels. The syringe with drainage device was inserted into the hematoma cavity from the bone hole with a vertical long axis or according to the long axis of the hematoma. The core of the needle was pulled out after the blood was found with the aid of silica gel tube. Push the drainage tube 1–3 cm and fix it. After aspirating hematoma, connect tee head to maintain drainage. Brain CT was reexamined 24 hours after the operation. Normal saline and urokinase were injected according to the amount of residual hematoma. The catheter was removed within 5–10 days after the operation.

Evaluation criterion

Therapeutic effect

After treatment, the hematoma was cleared completely, the level of nerve defect was reduced by more than 90%, and the independent living ability was improved by more than 90%. No complications occurred after operation, which can be regarded as remarkable treatment effect; After treatment, the hematoma was basically cleared completely, the level of nerve defect was reduced by more than 60–89%, the independent living ability was improved by more than 60–89%, and the postoperative complications were less, which could be regarded as effective treatment. After treatment, the hematoma was not cleared completely, the level of nerve defect was reduced by 59%, and the independent living ability was improved by 59%. There were many complications after operation, which could be regarded as invalid treatment (13).

Neurological deficit level

The degree of neurological deficit in stroke (China Stroke Scale, CSS) was evaluated. The total score of the scale is 45 points, 0 point is regarded as no defect, 0–15 points as light defect, 16–30 points as moderate defect, 31–45 points as severe defect (14).

Independent living standard

Independent living ability scale was adopted for evaluation. High score means high independent living standard ability (15).

Hematoma volume

The volume of hematoma was measured before treatment, 1 week, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after treatment.

Cellular immunity index

The indexes of cellular immunity were detected, including the rate of CD3+ and CD8+ cells. In the morning, 2 mL of elbow vein blood was taken from the patients with fasting ≥8 h, heparin anticoagulation was added, and the detection was completed within 24 h after collection. Take the flow tube, add 10 µL of monoclonal antibody, then add 100 µL of peripheral blood to mix well, place it away from light at room temperature for 20 min, add 2 mL of hemolysin, and place it at room temperature for 20 min. Centrifugation, discard the supernatant, add 2 mL PBS for washing. Centrifugation, discard the supernatant, and then suspend it in 500 µL PBS again. The cytomics FC500 flow cytometer from Beckman Coulter company was used for detection, and the CXP analysis software was used for analysis (16).

Postoperative complications

The complications of the two groups were analyzed through counting the incidence of complications, such as lung infection, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney dysfunction.

Statistical methods

The research data mainly includes measurement data and enumeration data. SPSS22.0 software was used to analyze the data. Among them, x±s represents measurement data, and t-test is adopted. Number (%) represents the enumeration data, and chi square test is adopted. If P<0.05, it can be concluded that this study has statistical value.


Results

Analysis of therapeutic effect of two groups of patients

The total effective rate of the study group was 96.67%, which was significantly higher than that of the routine group (80.00%). The difference is statistically significant (P<0.05) (Table 1).

Table 1
Table 1 Therapeutic effect
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Analysis of independent living standard and neurological deficit in two groups

The independent living standard of the study group was significantly higher than that of the control group, and the level of neurological deficit was significantly lower than that of the routine group. The difference is statistically significant (P<0.05) (Table 2).

Table 2
Table 2 Independent living standard and neurological deficit level
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Evaluation of hematoma volume in two groups

Before treatment, there was no significant difference in hematoma volume between the two groups (P>0.05). After 1, 2 and 4 weeks of treatment, the volume of hematoma in the two groups decreased, and the volume of hematoma in the study group was significantly less than that in the routine group, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05) (Table 3). Figure 1 represents the brain CT scanning map for patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage preoperative and postoperative.

Table 3
Table 3 Hematoma volume analysis
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Figure 1 Brain CT scanning map for patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage preoperative and postoperative. (A) and (C) represent the preoperative CT image of the patients. (B) and (D) represent the postoperative CT image of the patients.

Cellular immune index in two groups

There was no significant difference in CD3+ positive cell rate and CD8+ positive cell rate between the two groups before treatment (P>0.05). After treatment, the CD8+ positive cell rate of the study group was lower than that of the routine group, and the CD3+ positive cell rate of the study group was higher than that of the routine group, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05) (Table 4).

Table 4
Table 4 Cellular immune index scale
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Analysis of postoperative complications in two groups

The incidence of postoperative complications such as pulmonary infection, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney dysfunction in the study group was significantly lower than that in the routine group (P<0.05) (Table 5).

Table 5
Table 5 Postoperative complications analysis scale
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Discussion

Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage is a cardiovascular disease with high incidence. It has the characteristics of sudden onset, high risk, high disability rate and high mortality. Relevant data show that the mortality rate of the disease is more than 35% (4,17-20). At present, there are many controversies on the treatment of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage, such as craniotomy hematoma clearance, hand-directed hard channel puncture, small bone window hematoma clearance, stereotactic soft pass puncture, stereotactic evacuation of intracranial hematoma, etc. In general, the treatment is mainly based on the age of patients and the characteristics of bleeding. However, the treatment principles are mainly to reduce intracranial pressure, clear hematoma and improve the prognosis of patients (19,21-23). The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage in the treatment of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage. The results showed that the total effective rate was 96.67% in the study group and 80.00% in the routine group, indicating that stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage had a significant effect on hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage. In addition, there was no difference in the amount of hematoma between the two groups before treatment. The volume of hematoma in the study group was lower than that in the routine group, indicating that stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage could effectively clear the hematoma. The independent living standard of the study group was higher than that of the routine group, and the level of neurological deficit was lower than that of the routine group. The results showed that stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage was beneficial to the recovery of postoperative neurological function and the improvement of independent living ability. There was no difference in CD3+ positive cell rate and CD8+ positive cell rate between the two groups before treatment. After treatment, the positive rate of CD8+ cells in the study group was lower than that in the routine group, and the positive rate of CD3+ cells was higher than that in the routine group, suggesting that stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage can improve the prognosis of patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage. The incidence of postoperative complications such as pulmonary infection, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney dysfunction in the study group was lower than that in the routine group, indicating that the postoperative complications were less and the safety was high. The operation window of small bone window hematoma removal is clear, which can accurately distinguish hematoma and surrounding tissue, avoid damage to normal tissue, and effectively remove hematoma. However, this operation is not complete in intracranial decompression, so it is difficult to treat unstable hemorrhage. Stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage was first put forward in 1989. It has become a new surgical method for the treatment of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage through continuous improvement in clinical practice. This method is to locate the hematoma by CT, puncture the hematoma with professional drainage device, complete suction and drainage, so as to achieve the effect of reducing intracranial pressure and clearing the hematoma (24,25). With this method, the drainage speed can be controlled manually, the location is accurate, the stimulation of brain tissue is small, and the bleeding of various parts of the brain can be removed. The indications are basically the same, so it has won the praise of doctors and patients.

In conclusion, stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage has many advantages. The treatment of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage with this method can promote the recovery of neurological function, improve the independent living standard and effectively improve the prognosis, which is worthy of clinical use.


Acknowledgments

Funding: None.


Footnote

Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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Cite this article as: Mao Y, Shen Z, Zhu H, Yu Z, Chen X, Lu H, Zhong F, Cheng H. Observation on therapeutic effect of stereotactic soft channel puncture and drainage on hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage. Ann Palliat Med 2020;9(2):339-345. doi: 10.21037/apm.2020.03.12