craniotomy

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a surgical opening through the skull

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6 mg/kg) used for awake craniotomies, was associated with rapid rise in plasma levels of ropivacaine which peaked at about 15 minutes after injection.
Doctors have been doing awake craniotomies for some time, often for epilepsy patients.
Chick is still in critical condition, recovering from two craniotomies,'' said Kate Preston, spokeswoman for Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where the 85-year-old Hearn was taken Friday night after the fall in his Encino back yard.
Craniotomies are very rarely required, and they are associated with more frequent and more serious complications.
More specifically, the Gamma Knife also can be used as an adjunct to open craniotomies and to complete the treatment of lesions that are not able to be completely resected with open surgery.
of California, San Francisco) details the basic concepts and tenets of aneurysm microsurgery, various craniotomies and exposures for successful clipping, and microsurgical anatomy, dissection strategies, and clipping techniques for each of the seven most common aneurysm types: posterior and anterior communicating artery, middle cerebral artery, ophthalmic artery, basilar bifurcation, pericallosal artery, and posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms.
There are approximately 250,000 craniotomies performed in the U.
Both approaches have benefits over traditional large craniotomies (open-skull surgery), but choosing the best strategy for a particular patient hasn't been an easy call.
Of these patients, approximately 5,000 have craniotomies related to severe epilepsy; and approximately 50,000 undergo emergency craniotomies for traumatic brain injury and stroke.
Processed dura mater is used primarily in neurosurgical procedures such as head and neck trauma, craniotomies and duraplasties.