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Could you tell me what happens after you have a begnin bone tumor removed from your head at the hospital?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Observation: Generally, the boney tumor is excised and the defect in the skull is covered either with small metal plates or a special type of bone cement. It may be left "unfilled" if it is small. There may be some small amount of growth in of the surrounding normal bone that will fill the defect to a certain extent. One would then observe the region of concern with serial cts to watch for recurrence.
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Last updated May 9, 2013

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