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Recovery from Surgery for Supratentorial Low-Grade Gliomas in Children

This page was last updated on April 8th, 2024

Postoperative Orders

  • Standard postoperative orders

Postoperative Morbidity

  • CSF leakage: A CSF fistula is treated by reopening the skin incision and closing the fistula or, alternatively, lumbar CSF drainage can be used.
  • Hemorrhage in operative bed: An intracranial hematoma sometimes requires reopening the craniotomy and removing it. At other times, a wait-and-see approach may be appropriate.
  • Wound infections: Wound infections are treated with antibiotics.
  • Seizures: Seizures are treated medically.