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Craniotomy for Tumor Resection

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about a craniotomy?

A craniotomy is surgery to remove part of your skull bone. The surgeon can then remove all or part of your brain tumor.

How do I prepare for a craniotomy?

What will happen during a craniotomy?

What will happen after a craniotomy?

What are the risks of a craniotomy?

You may get an infection or bleed more than expected. Nerves and blood vessels in your brain may be damaged during surgery. This may cause problems with your memory, speech, balance, or movement. You may develop a blood clot. A craniotomy may increase your risk for a stroke, seizure, or coma. These problems may become life-threatening.

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