- Standard postoperative orders
- 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.
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