Brain surgery

Alternative Names

Craniotomy; Surgery – brain; Neurosurgery; Craniectomy; Stereotactic craniotomy; Stereotactic brain biopsy; Endoscopic craniotomy

Definition of Brain surgery

Brain surgery treats problems in the brain and the structures around it through an opening (craniotomy) in the skull (cranium).

Review

Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/22/2009

Before and after hematoma repair
Craniotomy - series

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