Sample Type / Medical Specialty: Neurology
Sample Name: Craniotomy - Frontotemporal
Description: Right frontotemporal craniotomy and evacuation of hematoma, biopsy of membranes, microtechniques.
(Medical Transcription Sample Report)
PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Right frontotemporal chronic subacute subdural hematoma.
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Right frontotemporal chronic subacute subdural hematoma.
TITLE OF THE OPERATION: Right frontotemporal craniotomy and evacuation of hematoma, biopsy of membranes, microtechniques.
INDICATIONS: The patient is a 75-year-old man with a 6-week history of decline following a head injury. He was rendered unconscious by the head injury. He underwent an extensive syncopal workup in Mississippi. This workup was negative. The patient does indeed have a heart pacemaker. The patient was admitted to ABCD three days ago and yesterday underwent a CT scan, which showed a large appearance of subdural hematoma. There is a history of some bladder tumors and so a scan with contrast was obtained that showed some enhancement in the membranes. I decided to perform a craniotomy rather than burr hole drainage because of the enhancing membranes and the history of a bladder tumor undefined as well as layering of the blood within the cavity. The patient and the family understood the nature, indications, and risk of the surgery and agreed to go ahead.
Estimated blood loss for the case was less than 30 mL. Sponge and needle counts were correct.
FINDINGS: Chronic subdural hematoma with multiple septations and thickened subdural membrane.
I might add that the arachnoid was not violated at all during this procedure. Also, it was noted that there was no subarachnoid blood but only subdural blood.
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