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A 60-year-old male asked:

If i need surgery to remove a skull-based tumor and the surgeon cannot go through the nose, does the surgeon "cut my head open up?" does it get sewn back up, or do i leave the hospital with a hole in my skull? if it does, how does the hole get closed?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Talk to surgeon: Usually flap is created with part of the skull attached to the scalp and it is replaced to close the gap in skull for removal of tumor. Wish you good health!
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