Awake brain surgery carries risks and potential problems much like any other type of brain surgery. These include haemorrhage, brain edoema, infection, brain injury, or passing away. Seizures, muscle weakness, and issues with memory and thought are among additional post-operative side effects that may occur.
If a patient's brain surgery is unsuccessful, they may experience a protracted period of unconsciousness known as a coma. In some cases, they may also enter a vegetative state.
Following a craniotomy, risks could include bleeding, infection, brain injury, brain swelling, stroke, convulsions, and an allergic response to the anaesthetic.
In order to gain access to the brain and treat various brain disorders, such as treating a brain aneurysm or skull fracture, removing a brain tumour, aberrant tissue, blood, or blood clots, relieving pressure after an accident or stroke. Following surgery, the skull fragment is repositioned.
Each person's recovery from brain surgery is unique. Recovery from less invasive brain procedures can take weeks. Or your recovery from a significant treatment like a craniotomy might take months. Find out from your healthcare professional when it is safe to resume work and daily activities.