A member asked:

I had surgrey on a brain tumor in 3/14. i had trilgimal nerugia the tumor was on the nerve. so he did a partial cut to the nerve. i'm doing radiation could it bring the trilgimal nerugia back ?

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Dr. Adam Lewis answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Yes. The trigeminal nerve can heal and sensation will improve over time. Because the tumor is attached to the nerve (trigeminal neurinoma) there is always some numbness after surgery. There may be weakness in chewing muscles too. The blink reflex may be diminished and it is important to keep the cornea protected and lubricated. Repeat MRI studies are required to monitor for recurrence too.

Answered Jul 27, 2014

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Dr. William Wyttenbach answered

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Once damaged, rare nerves grow back and the radiation will scar the nerve as well.

Answered Jul 27, 2014

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