What is Craniotomy?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Right frontal craniotomy Left temporal parietal craniotomy

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A craniotomy is a surgical operation in which a bone flap is removed from the skull, to access the brain. Craniotomies are performed for brain lesions or traumatic brain injury, to implant deep brain stimulators for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and cerebellar tremor.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain tumor 11 1
Epilepsy 6 4
Brain aneurysm 3 1
Cerebral arteriovascular malformation 2 0
Cerebral cavernous malformation 2 0
Bleeding in the brain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Craniotomy

Side effect Patients
Headaches 3
Epilepsy 1
Head tremor 1
Loss of balance 1
Loss of short term memory 1
Loss of speech 1

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Why patients stopped taking Craniotomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently having Craniotomy

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Craniotomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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