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A craniotomy is an operation performed in order to treat various conditions affecting the brain.

It involves making an incision in the scalp and removing a window of bone from the skull (this bone is secured back in position at the end of the operation with titanium plates and screws).

This allows access to the inside of the skull and brain.

An awake craniotomy is an operation performed in the same manner as a conventional craniotomy but with the patient awake during the procedure.


This is a preferred technique for operations to remove tumours close to or involving functionally important (eloquent) regions of the brain. Performing the operation in this way allows us to test regions of the brain before they are incised or removed and also to test the patient’s function continuously throughout the operation. The overall aim is to minimise the risks of the operation.

Advantages of Awake Craniotomy

Post-operative recovery is generally much quicker than with a conventional craniotomy, as you will not have had a general anaesthetic. You will be able to eat, drink and move around (mobilise) as soon as you feel able to.


  • In the anaesthetic room you will have a drip inserted through which the an aesthetist will give you some drugs to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. In the operating theatre, your head will be stabilised using a brace.
  • This brace has three pins that are applied to the skull.
  • Prior to applying the pins local anaesthetic will be injected into the sites where the pins will be applied.
  • The neuronavigation system will then be registered and used to mark out where the incision (cut) will be.
  • Hair will be shaved along the line of the incision before it is cleaned with antiseptic solutions.
  • Local anaesthetic will then be given around the incision. This will sting a little for a few seconds and then go numb.
  • We’ll then place some drapes around the area but you will be able to see the anaesthetic team and talk to them, and to move your arms and legs freely during the operation.
  • As the operation continues you will hear some noises and, briefly, a drilling sound.
  • When the brain is exposed we will perform a procedure called cortical mapping. This involves stimulating the brain surface with a tiny electrical probe. If we stimulate a motor region of the brain it may cause twitching of a limb or your face a sensory area will cause a tingling feeling; the speech areas will prevent you from speaking very briefly.
  • By mapping out the important regions of the brain first we can aim to avoid and protect them during the operation. Whilst we remove the tumour we will continuously test your function, and if anything changes we will be able to stop.
  • After the tumour has been removed, all bleeding is stopped and the dura (thick membrane surrounding the brain) is closed with sutures. The bone flap is replaced with mini-plates and the scalp is closed. The skin is then closed with staples and the wound is dressed and often a head bandage is applied.


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