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Dr. William Goldie answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

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

Not necessarily

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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.
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Why does my burr hole still ache a year later?

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

Depends

Wounds
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
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Do parents whose child died and have donated the organs get to keep the body for burial or cremation?

Yes

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This will be arranged at the time of organ donation.
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Can you tell me more about my burr hole surgery?

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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.
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Could the periodic aching in my burr hole a year after the surgery be weather-related?

No

Many people note some tenderness over Burr hole sites. The reason for this is unclear in most cases and is generally not serious. However you should always ask you surgeon to evaluate you if issues like this arise to make sure it is nothing serious.
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What are the different routes taken in inserting a vp shunt? Does the tip of catheter go in through the "U" scar or at another entrance (burr hole)?

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The largest scar, such as U-shape one is where the surgeon inserts the shunt valve under the scalp. If the valve is designed to accept the ventricle tube (reaching into the water chamber) at the bottom side of it, the same incision has everything under it. If the valve has in-line shape, the ventricle tube might travel to different site over the skull then enter brain through a burr hole.
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Is it normal to experience anxiety after having a subdural heamatoma?i had burr hole surgery to fix it and my ears ring alot now is this normal?

Effects may vary

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A subdural hematoma is a serious issue. So anxiety, depression, and other cognitive effects can develop both as a result of the original injury that caused the SDH and/or the resulting surgery. If you haven't seen a doctor about these symptoms, I'd recommend doing so and soon. SDH and post-treatment is not a small matter.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught answered:

How long does it take for a large subdural hematoma to be reabsorbed? I had burr hole evacuation two weeks ago and am being monitored.

2-4 weeks

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Usually 2-4 weeks. Usually, I order a CT about 4 weeks afterwards to confirm that it has resolved. Good luck.
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