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  • A craniotomy is an operation to open the skull (cranium) in order to access the brain for surgical repair.
  • There are many different types of brain surgery, but the recovery process following craniotomy is much the same.
  • Recovery depends on many factors, including the type and severity of brain injury, the type of surgery and whether or not there were neurological deficits before surgery.

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Reviewed on: 31-03-2014