Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome
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Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome

The Exploratory Craniotomy with Craniotome course will teach you:

  • To remove  a part of the skull using a craniotome in order to drain fluid such as blood, to alleviate pressure on the brain when the fluid starts to build up and compress the underlying brain.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Craniotomy with Craniotome:

  • Superficial temporal artery preservation

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

  • Importance of temporal bone removal
  • Usage of a bone nibbler to remove temporal bone
  • Bone flap repositioning

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

  • Hematoma formation
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Cerebral infarct
  • Pneumocephalus

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Step by step

Skull flap creation

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin along the hairline in the line of the nose. Mark the skin 1cm anterior to the tragus and extend the marking in a curvilinear direction around the ear, and in the direction of the midline ending at the harline. Mark a line joining the tragus marking to that of the hairline. Mark the keyhole.

Incise

Incise the skin along the markings in a curvilinear direction starting at the hairline down to the underlying bone and temporal muscle more cranially.

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