What it is according to Wiki
“A craniotomy is a surgical operation in which a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to access the brain.”
Why you Would need one
You have tumors or lesions (any abnormal tissue damage) from diseases, traumatic brain injury such as hematomas (think giant blood clots) since you thought helmets and seatbelts weren’t necessary, for example.
What it’s really like
“Hindi ko makakalimutan yung nagtanggal kami ng tumor sa ulo… memorable siya kasi ang tagal niya– buong eight hours shift nakatayo kami pero di pa rin siya tapos. Bukod dun, talagang nakita namin yung brain, tapos habang inoopera papunta dun sa tumor (nasa gitna kasi ng brain yun) sobrang baho ng operating room. Amoy sunog na laman.” Al, BS Nursing