A 28-year-old female asked:
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what is the likely hood that a tumor can't be removed from the back right pariatial lobe? near the lateral ventricle. is this an inoperable area?

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Dr. Frederick Nahm
27 years experience Neurology
Parietal lobe: The parietal lobe controls some functions related to visual and motor spatial relations. Also, if on the dominant language side, could potentially be near language centers. Not as bad a site as say the brainstem, which is a very complicated site to operate upon. If in a sensitive area, will often do brain mapping prior to surgery.
Answered on May 23, 2015
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually: Tumors in the right parietal lobe can usually be removed. Sometimes - depending on the pathology type of the tumor , you cant' remove the tumor completely.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014

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