World Neurosurg 2021 Jul 20;151:e407-e417. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Department of Neurosurgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Objective: The present study aimed to establish whether our modified Nakaguchi computed tomography (CT) classification improves the interrater agreement of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) classification and prediction of CSDH recurrence relative to 2 other CT classifications.
Methods: This retrospective study considered 277 consecutive patients with CSDH and 307 hematomas treated with burr-hole surgery between January 2009 and December 2018. Two neurosurgeons blinded to patients' clinical data classified the CT scans of patients with CSDH into 4 or 5 types according to the Nomura classification (high, iso, low, mixed, and layering), Nakaguchi classification (homogenous, laminar, separated, and trabecular), and our modified Nakaguchi classification (homogenous, gradation, laminar, separated, and trabecular). Read More