Evacuation of Left Epidural Hematoma
This exhibit depicts a left craniotomy with evacuation of an epidural hematoma. A large laceration of the left scalp is extended to form a curvilinear incision. The skin is reflected, exposing the skull, and a craniotomy flap is burred. The bone flap is removed and the epidural hematoma is evacuated with suction. Hemostasis is achieved with bipolar cautery and dural tacking sutures. The craniotomy flap is then positioned back into the skull and secured with miniplates. A Jackson-Pratt drain is inserted through a separate stab incision.