A surgical procedure used to expose the brain where the part of the bone is removed from the skull is called as Craniotomy. To remove the section of the bone, some of the specialized tools used called as Bone Flap. It is being temporarily removed and replaced after the surgery is being done. In case if the bone flap is not being removed, then the condition is said to be Craniectomy. The surgery may be small or large depending on the problem. Craniotomy is used to cure skull fractures, any foreign objects like bullets, swelling of brain, hematomas, arterovenous malformations and brain tumors. There are two types of Craniotomies depending on their size and complexity. Burr holes or keyhole craniotomies are small-sized craniotomies. These small sized craniotomies are minimally invasive procedures. Skull base surgery are large sized and complex craniotomies. Reconstruction of skull base is often perfomed by the surgery. Craniotomy is mainly performed by Neurosurgeon. In case of any complexity a team of oculoplastic, otologic, head and neck and reconstructive surgeons may work with the neurosurgeon. The surgery process takes nearly 3-5 hours or longer depending on the complexity

  • Track 1-1 Bone flap
  • Track 2-2 Aneurysm clipping
  • Track 3-3 Stereotactic biopsy of the brain

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