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If Right Frontal Lobe - Grade4 Glioma plus Thin Layer of Cell after remove with Frameless Stereotactic Craniotomy, would prevent spread and recur? TQ

If Right Frontal Lobe - Grade4 Glioma plus Thin Layer of Cell after remove with Frameless Stereotactic Craniotomy, would prevent spread and recur? TQ

Incomplete info: I read that you are concerned with a high grade glioma, but the information you have given is fragmentary. Yes, treatment should prevent spread and possibly remove some of the tumor. You should definitely be working with a trained specialist in brain oncology. ...Read more

Craniotomy (Definition)

This is a surgical procedure that opens a window in the skull to access the brain and its blood vessels and coverings. The bone is usually put back at the ...Read more


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Hello, what is awake craniotomy?

Hello, what is awake craniotomy?

No endotracheal tube: The key to the awake craniotomy is that there is no endotracheal administered anesthesia. The anesthesiologist performs scalp blocks to numb the scalp and gives some IV medications (ie. Presedex or propofol). The patient is able to respond to questions/follow commands/move. This is extremely valuable for the neurosurgeon trying to operate in eloquent areas of the brain and preserve function. ...Read more

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What would cause you to need a craniotomy?

What would cause you to need a craniotomy?

Access to the brain: Craniotomies are performed routinely by neurosurgeons to gain access to the brain. The overlying skull is removed using a special type of saw (the bone flap is replaced later). Neurosurgeons access the brain to remove tumors, blood clots, seizure foci. This is also done to treat (clip) brain aneurysms. ...Read more

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What should I be prepared for after craniotomy?

What should I be prepared for after craniotomy?

Recovery: Having a craniotomy for tumor or other elective process is generally safe. Most patients don't have severe long term headaches and usually are taking tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed a week or so later. Depending on the underlying problem and location there will be concerns for seizures, weakness/paralysis, or speech problems after surgery. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where to find details of a craniotomy procedure?

Please help docs! where to find details of a craniotomy procedure?

Craniotomy: There are many websites that can give you the basic techniques of a craniotomy. On U-Tube there are also some surgical videos on how it is done ...Read more

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I had a craniotomy 6 years ago, and I find myself touching/rubbing the screws a lot, is that bad? can it make the screws come loose or anything?

I had a craniotomy 6 years ago, and I find myself touching/rubbing the screws a lot, is that bad? can it make the screws come loose or anything?

Need more info: Unlikely but I never say never.Are you touching the area because of anxiety or does the skin really itch? I would strongly urge that you talk to your family physician and explore the reasons for you actions. ...Read more

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Where to find details of the craniotomy procedure?

Where to find details of the craniotomy procedure?

Your Neurosurgeon: There are different types of craniotomies. Once you discuss with your neurosurgeon what type and location then yo can reference some craniotomy videos online. Aans has a you tube channel featuring brain surgeries. Also can look at neurosurgery textbooks and see some basic data in a majors bookstore. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: craniotomy?

What is the definition or description of: craniotomy?

Opening the skull: This is a surgical procedure that opens a window in the skull to access the brain and its blood vessels and coverings. The bone is usually put back at the end of the procedure. ...Read more

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What should I be prepared for after getting a craniotomy?

What should I be prepared for after getting a craniotomy?

Nothing : Why did you get craniotomy? Watch out for seizures and that is about it. Youcan actually lead a normal life style. ...Read more