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Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy

What is Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy?

A minimally invasive brain surgery, frame-based stereotactic craniotomy involves the use of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging in order to locate a brain lesion before a craniotomy. A metal frame placed around the head is used to identify the lesions in relation to the frame, and then a three-dimensional map of the brain is produced in order to identify the best path to dissect the lesion.

Also Known As:

  • Craniotomy
  • Brain surgery
  • Brain tomography
  • Stereotactic brain biopsy
  • Stereotactic brain surgery
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery

Conditions Treated with Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy:

Frame-based stereotactic craniotomy may be performed in cases of abnormal blood vessels, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and when a biopsy is needed.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to frame-based stereotactic craniotomy. Frameless stereotactic craniotomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy:

Frame-based stereotactic craniotomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy:

Possible risks following frame-based stereotactic craniotomy include infection, brain damage, hemorrhage, brain swelling, seizures, cerebral vasospasm and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience stroke and coma.

Recovery from Frame-Based Stereotactic Craniotomy:

Total recovery from frame-based stereotactic craniotomy takes one to four weeks.

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