Craniotomy - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

A craniotomy is an operation involving a cut that opens the cranium, During this surgical procedure, a section of the skull, called a bone flap, is removed to access the brain underneath. The bone flap is usually replaced after the procedure with tiny plastes and screws. If it's not is called craniectomy. It may be performed during surgery for various neurological diseases, injuries or conditions such as brain tumors, hematomas, aneurysms or AVMs, and skull fractures. Other reasons for a craniotomy may include foreign objects(bullets) swelling of the brain (cerebral oedema) or infection. Small dime-sized craniotomies are called burr holes or keyhole craniotomies and are used for minimally invasive procedures such as to insert an intracranial pressure monitor, insert and endoscope to remove small tumors and clip aneurysms, insert a shunt into the ventricles to drain cerebrospinal fluid, insert a deep brain stimulator to treat Parkinson disease, drain a blood clot (stereotactic hematoma aspiration) or needle biopsies.

Experts in craniotomy

John Leach

John Leach

Neurosurgeon, Spinal surgeon

Cheadle

Imran Liaquat

Imran Liaquat

Neurosurgeon

Edinburgh

Scott A. Rutherford

Scott A. Rutherford

Neurosurgeon

Cheadle

Jagmohan Singh

Jagmohan Singh

Neurosurgeon

London

Nikolaos Tzerakis

Nikolaos Tzerakis

Neurosurgeon

Stoke-on-Trent

Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

Neurosurgeon

London

Questions about Craniotomy

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How long in hospital after craniotomy...

How long in hospital after craniotomy for enraptured aneurysm?

Mr. Ameen Abbas Ameen
Mr. Ameen Abbas Ameen Medico legal expert, Neurosurgeon London
It depends on the plan of further treatment for the un ruptured aneurysm and the general condition of the patient.
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