Burr Holes with Oscillating Tool
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Burr Holes with Oscillating Tool

The Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome course will teach you:

  • To make a small hole in the skull using an oscillating tool. This serves to drain fluid such as blood in order to alleviate pressure on the brain when the fluid starts to build up and compress the underlying brain.

With the following tips you might perform the Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome even better:

  • Bleeding control
  • Instrument cooling

After studying the Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Hematoma formation
  • Brain injury
  • Subdural empyema

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Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome

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Cranium access

Skin

Mark

Mark a line joining the orbit to the auricle of the ear using a tape measure, over the Frankfurt line. Mark a point 8cm perpendicular to the corner of this line. Mark a 2-3cm incision line over this point.

Incise

Incise the skin along the previously made markings, until the bone is reached.

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