Craniotomy/Decompressive Craniectomy

Craniotomy is usually done for Head Injury, ICH, Brain Tumours or Vascular Malformations (Anerysms, AVMs, etc).

Decompressive Craniectomy is done in any of the above cases when there is severe cerebral edema or for large cerebral/cerebellar infarcts.

After informed consent and necessary pre-op preparation patient is shifted to operation theatre and given general anaesthesia. Craniotomy is done using high speed drill (Medtronic) and hematoma evacuated or tumour resected using operating microscope.

After surgery patient is then shifted to Neuro ICU managed by critical care team for post-op recovery.

Patient may require post-op ventilatory support and/or tracheostomy in ICU.


What are the benefits & risks of Craniotomy/Decompressive Craniectomy?

Many a times life saving procedure and requires urgent intervention.

Excision of Brain Tumor

  • B/L Frontal / Planum Sphenoidale ICSOL – Meningioma
  • B/L Frontal Craniotomy with total excision of SOL

Clipping of Intracranial Aneurysms

  • Ruptured ACOM Aneurysm with SAH
  • Right Pterional craniotomy with clipping of aneurysm

Decompressive Craniectomy

  • MCA / Cerebellar Infarcts
  • Large BG Bleeds with mass effect

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