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Craniotomy

A craniotomy is an operation performed in order to treat various conditions affecting the brain. It involves making an incision in the scalp and removing a window of bone from the skull (this bone is secured back in position at the end of the operation with titanium plates and screws).

Craniotomy & Repair of Anterior Cranial Fossa Floor

This brain operation is performed to repair the cranial fossa floor and stop the leaking brain fluid. A cut is usually made on the head through the hairline from ear to ear. A segment of skull bone is removed to allow access to the cranial fossa floor. The area of the leaking brain fluid is identified.

Craniotomy for Evacuation of Intracranial Haematoma

A Craniotomy for evacuation of intracranial haematoma is performed to remove a blood clot from around the surface of the brain. A cut is made in the skin over the site of the blood clot. A segment of skull bone is removed to allow the surgeon to view the brain. The firm outside lining of the brain will be opened.

Craniotomy & Clipping of Anterior Cerebral Aneurysm

A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormality and weakness in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain. This operation is performed to enable a titanium clip to be placed on the neck of the aneurysm to prevent it from bleeding.

Craniotomy & Resection of Intrinsic Lesion

A Craniotomy and resection of Intrinsic Lesion is performed to remove a lesion from within the brain. A cut is made over the area of the lesion. A segment of bone will be removed. The firm outside lining of the brain will be opened.

Burr Holes for Haematoma

A burr hole for haematoma is performed to remove a blood clot from around the surface of the brain. The location of the blood clot is usually beneath the firm covering of the brain.

Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

Endoscopic pituitary surgery is done to remove certain types of tumors that start to grow in your pituitary gland

Elevation of Depressed Skull Fracture

A Depressed Skull Fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the skull caused by a head injury. Broken fragments of skull can lacerate or bruise the brain or damage blood vessels.

Endoscopic Procedure & +/- Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

The endoscopic procedure is a minimally invasive procedure which gives access to the deepest part of the brain using an instrument called an endoscope.

Insertion of External Ventricular Drain

External Ventricular Drains are inserted for the management of too much fluid or increased pressure on the brain. The procedure involves a small cut being made about 10cm above the eyebrow usually on the top right hand side of the head. A small hole is drilled into the skull beneath the cut and the firm covering of the brain is opened.

Insertion of Ventricular Shunt

This procedure is performed to relieve pressure inside the skull caused by fluid on the brain. This fluid is drained from the ventricles of the brain into the abdominal/pleural cavity or atrium by the means of a shunt. A shunt usually consists of two catheters and a one-way valve.

Insertion of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

This procedure is performed to divert CSF from inside the skull into the abdominal cavity by the means of a shunt. A shunt usually consists of two catheters with a one-way valve between the two ends

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring is a procedure which is used for the management of patients whose pressure inside their brain is too high. A special probe which monitors pressure is inserted through a small hole in the skull.

Posterior Fossa Decompression or Foramen Magnum Decompression (FMD)

A Posterior Fossa Decompression is done to relieve the constriction and create more space at the base of the brain. The procedure involves a cut being made into the tissues at the back of the head and the neck bones covering the base of the brain.

Stereotactic Biopsy of Cerebral Space Occupying Lesion

This procedure is performed to take a small sample of the lesion inside your brain. It is taken to identify the lesion which then determines the appropriate treatment for you.

Transsphenoidal Removal for Pituitary Tumour

This procedure is performed to remove a pituitary tumour in the pituitary gland. The tumour is reached by working through the nose. To accurately localise your tumour a computerised guidance system and a microscope is used to assist with the surgery.

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