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Craniotomy and Evacuation of Subdural Haematoma


In this procedure, under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision overlying the site of extradural haematoma.Then the surgeon removes a small piece of the skull bone (craniotomy) and opens the covering of the brain (durotomy) and finds the blood clot and then removes it. If there are any sites of bleeding, diathermy is used. A drain may then be placed in the subdural space. The surgeon then replaces the bone and secures it with titanium plates and staples.