Stereotactic craniotomy for tumours

A craniotomy is the removal of part of your skull to gain access to your brain and treat various conditions such as a blood clot, abscess, aneurysm (bulging vessel) or tumour.

The procedure is performed under image guidance with a special CT or MRI scan taken prior to the surgery. A 3D navigation system uses information retrieved from the scan to guide your neurosurgeon to the precise location of the abnormal tissue, and minimise manipulation or injury of normal or critical structures.