What is an "eyebrow" craniotomy?
Supra-orbital craniotomy (often called "eyebrow" craniotomy) is a procedure used to remove brain tumors. In this procedure, neurosurgeons make a small incision within the eyebrow to access tumors in the front of the brain or around the pituitary gland. This approach is used instead of endonasal endoscopic surgery when a tumor is very large or close to the optic nerves or vital arteries.
Benefits of supra-orbital “eyebrow” craniotomy:
Supra-orbital “eyebrow” craniotomy results in:
- Less pain than open craniotomy
- Faster recovery than open craniotomy
- Minimal scarring
Learn more about treatment for brain tumors.
Types of brain tumors treated with "eyebrow" craniotomy:
The supra-orbital craniotomy is one of many treatment options for brain tumors. It may be performed for the following types of brain tumors:
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