Frontotemporal craniotomy involves an incision made
through the front of the skull and above the eye in order to access the brain.
During the procedure, a bone flap is removed and then stitched back in place.
Treated with Frontotemporal Craniotomy:
Frontotemporal craniotomy may be performed in cases
such as brain trauma, brain tumors, blood clots, cerebral aneurysm, brain
abscess, epilepsy, abnormal blood vessels and severe nerve and facial pain.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to frontotemporal craniotomy.
with Frontotemporal Craniotomy:
Frontotemporal craniotomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Frontotemporal Craniotomy:
Possible risks following frontotemporal craniotomy
include brain damage, stroke, coma, infection, hemorrhage, brain swelling,
seizures and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to
experience vessel contraction leading to necrosis.
from Frontotemporal Craniotomy:
Total recovery from
frontotemporal craniotomy takes one to four weeks, or longer.