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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the most common type of brain surgery?

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Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Trauma vs tumor: The two most common reasons patients need brain surgery are because of trauma or tumors.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have dementia after brain surgery?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
No: Underlying cognitive issues can be worsened following surgery, but to have new dementia following brain surgery would be unusual. Complications, such as stroke or infection, could lead to such problems. Consider what the surgery was for. Ruptured aneurysms in certain locations are one instance commonly associated with cognitive changes.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2013
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