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What happens during a craniotomy for a hemorrhagic stroke?

In preparation for a craniotomy, the patient's hair on part of the scalp is shaved and the scalp is cleansed and made ready for surgery. The surgeon makes an incision through the scalp, and drills a hole through the skull. A piece of the skull is then lifted off and the surgery is performed. Once completed, the skull bone is replaced and secured.

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What is a craniotomy for a hemorrhagic stroke?
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