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You are having surgery (an operation) on your brain. The medical word is craniotomy (say crane-ee-ot-oh-me). This surgery can be done for many reasons, such as: - to remove a growth (tumor or cyst) - to take a sample of tissue (biopsy) - to remove a blood clot - to repair arteries or veins - to drain pus from an infection (an abscess) - to repair a break in the skull (fracture) - to place an implant such as a shunt that helps brain fluid flow (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Brain and Nerves
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery,
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Surgery,
  • Post-op,
  • Neurology,
  • Surgeon,
  • Neurosurgeon,
  • Neuro,
  • Neurosurgery,
  • Neurological,
  • Cranium,
  • Cranial,
  • Defect,
  • Condition
  • Adults,
  • Older Adults
  • Surgical Services
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January 14, 2021
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