What Types Of Brain Tumours Is Supra-Orbital Or Eyebrow Craniotomy Used To Treat?by Manya Verma Health care and lifestyle
craniotomy, also known as eyebrow craniotomy, is a procedure used to remove
brain tumors. Due to the fact that a small incision (1.5 – 2 cm x 2.5 cm) is
made within the eyebrow to access tumors in the front of the brain or around
the pituitary gland, it is popularly called eyebrow craniotomy. The procedure,
according to a neurologist in Darbhanga
dealing with brain tumour treatment in
Darbhanga, is used instead of endonasal endoscopic surgery when a tumor is
very large or close to the optic nerves or vital arteries.
The neuro specialist also explains that the
supraorbital eyebrow approach is useful for many patients with meningiomas,
craniopharyngiomas and other tumors near the optic nerves and pituitary gland,
as well as gliomas and metastatic brain tumors in the frontal and temporal
of Supra-Orbital Craniotomy
procedure is a minimally invasive procedure which allows a more direct approach
to the brain tumours. As such, patients recover well and have good cosmetic
outcomes long term. The benefits of the procedure, as compared to other such
Less pain than open craniotomy
Faster recovery than open craniotomy
Less trauma to the brain and critical
Reduced risk of neurological damage
Fewer side effects
Improved quality of life
of Brain Tumours Treated With Supra-Orbital Craniotomy
leading neuro surgeon India who
works at a super-speciality hospital in
Darbhanga, says that supra-orbital craniotomy may be performed to treat the
following types of brain tumours:
Rathke Cleft Cysts: Rathke cleft
cysts (RCCs) are benign (non-cancerous) fluid-filled growths that develop
between the parts of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. They are rare and develop while a
foetus is growing in the womb, although they are not usually diagnosed in kids.
Rather, they are most often found in adults during an MRI scan. If Rathke cleft
cysts become large enough, they can cause vision changes or various problems
with the pituitary gland's normal processes.
Skull-base tumours: Skull base tumors
most often grow inside the skull but occasionally form on the outside. They can
originate in the skull base as a primary tumor or spread there from a cancer
elsewhere in the body as a metastatic brain tumor.
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