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Could’ve turned out worse, I suppose
He needs that like a hole in the head.
This practice was at one time pretty common, people believed the blood flow to the brain and intelligence could be increased through drilling a hole into the skull.
A burr hole procedure is a brain surgery that is often done after mild to severe head injuries.
In this procedure, a brain surgeon drills a small hole in your skull to drain blood from your brain. This blood can cause pressure and compress your brain tissue, which can lead to damage and death.
Your brain is protected by the hard outer bones of your skull and three layers of tissue called meninges. The outermost layer is the dura mater, the middle layer is the arachnoid mater, and the layer closest to the brain is the pia mater.
A burr hole opens access to the dura mater. Sometimes your doctor will use this hole as the first step to other procedures on your brain.