Know Your Neurosurgeon

Child Procedures

Surgery

The process of brain surgery is performed via a craniotomy. After performing an appropriately placed skin incision, a window of bone is removed using a high-speed drill. This allows access to the coverings of the brain known as dura mater. The dura mater is then incised in order to gain access to the brain, tumour or vascular anomaly.

Procedure Completion

Once the operation is completed, the dura mater is then sutured closed in most instances. From time to time, it may be necessary to patch an artificial patch in order to achieve closure of the dura mater. Once the dura mater is closed, the bone flap that was removed is repositioned into its correct location and secured with resorbable plates, titanium plates or sutures. The scalp is then closed using absorbable sutures.
 

Please discuss with your surgeon the risks and benefits of each option.

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