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Could u please explain the complications of burr hole evacuation... Whether there is any relation with neck stability in children..?

Could u please explain the complications of burr hole evacuation... Whether there is any relation with neck stability in children..?

Unrelated: A burr hole is a hole drilled through the bone of the skull. This will allow the neurosurgeon to insert needles or catheters or fiber optic instruments in order to take out or evacuate something abnormal. The hole left will be able to be felt even when all else has healed. There is no association that i know of with neck stability problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about my burr hole surgery?

Can you tell me more about my burr hole surgery?

Burr hole surgery: Bur hole surgery just refers to the bone opening in the skull to perform the surgery. If you have more details on the surgery i will see what additional help i can add. ...Read more

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Why does my burr hole still ache a year later?

Why does my burr hole still ache a year later?

Burr hole: In most cases a bur hole trephination does not cause any pain after the incision has healed. You might want to have your surgeon review the site and make sure there is no underlying issues such as infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be traveling after a burr hole and craniotomy?

Is it safe to be traveling after a burr hole and craniotomy?

Depends: If everything is healed up and there have been no neurological sequelae, it should be fine. If the neurological status has returned to normal and there are no problems with wound healing and there are no problems with seizures, it is not uncommon for people to travel. Obviously, they should travel with friends/family who are available to help.Probably shouldn't drive until released by neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Does the oldest child decide on a parents burial and medical decisions?

Does the oldest child decide on a parents burial and medical decisions?

Not necessarily: Hopefully this has been decided by your parents before it is necessary . That is what a will is for. Parents usually choose the child who they feel should be in charge and that may or may not be the oldest. Being firstborn doesn't rest that responsibility on one just by virtue of birth order...Unless you are an only child. ...Read more

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I have burr hole : subdural hematoma can anyone help , what to do?

I have burr hole : subdural hematoma can anyone help , what to do?

Subdural hematoma: I assume you have the bur hole as the subdural hematoma was treated? If your follow up CT scan was negative for hematoma then you are cleared. If there is still a hematoma causing pressure on the brain then you need to speak to the neurosurgeon that did the procedure about further treatment. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my head on cement and ended up with a subdural heamatoma i had to have burr hole surgery to fix itis it likely to return been over a yr?

I fell and hit my head on cement and ended up with a subdural heamatoma i had to have burr hole surgery to fix itis it likely to return been over a yr?

Unlikely : In a young person who is otherwise healthy and who is not on anticoagulants, it is unlikely for the subdural hematoma to return. If it has been over a year and there have not been any new symptoms (headache, nausea/vomiting, weakness) and if the post-operative scan does not have residual, it is very unlikely. However, if there are future head injuries, you are at the same risk as anyone else. ...Read more

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