Postoperative Effects Of Craniotomy?
Good afternoon, I want to ask, I was 5 months ago after surgery on my head to remove my left side of the skull, what I want to ask is the effect?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The medical procedure that involves removing part of the skull so that the doctor can access the brain is called a craniotomy. Craniotomy is performed for the following indications of disease, including:
Hydrocephalus or fluid buildup in the cavity of the head Brain tumors Epilepsy or epilepsy Bleeding in the brain Stroke Severe head injury Abscess or presence of pus in the brain
Whether the part of the skull is replaced or replaced with an artificial one will depend on the damage to the skull and whether or not it is possible to replace it. Regarding your question about the effects, or maybe the risks that can occur (but not necessarily / must occur) after craniotomy surgery are in the form of infection, brain swelling, seizures, unstable blood pressure, muscle weakness, loss of consciousness, difficulty speaking, body fever or chills, festering surgical wounds, and decreased vision.
Therefore, to minimize the effects / risks that may occur and in order to stabilize immediately, your doctor will usually ask you to lie down with your head higher than your feet, practice deep breathing, avoid heavy lifting, avoid homework, avoid sitting too duration, alcohol consumption, and regular control.
In addition, consume more protein such as those found in eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, beef, seafood and chicken breast, consume vegetables and dietary supplements, get adequate rest, and avoid stress and cigarette smoke. We wish you a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa