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Exploratory Open Surgery Of The Brain
How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac
In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having gallbladder surgery, what would make them change their mind and do an open surgery as opposed to a lap procedure?
My brother has all 5 types of epilepsy. They recommending exploratory brain surgery , please tell me how it's done and the risks ect involved ?
Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why the risk of brain edema increase as the duration of the operation increase on an open skull surgery?
What is the risk percentage of open brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at the right patietal extra axial dura?& does the tumor come back again?
Discuss with MDs: Your risk and prognosis depend on the type of tumor, stage of tumor, it's location, surgical approach and your overall health. Insist on a consultation with your surgeon and have all of your questions answered. Best of luck, madam. ...Read more
Can a child with microcephaly have surgery to open up the skull and give the brain more room to grow to its normal size?
Won't alter outcome: The skull is composed of many plates of bone separated by growth centers that "push away" from each other to allow the skull volume to increase.If the brain does not enlarge, there is no pressure to expand the skull.By 9-10 yrs the adult head size is reached & growth centers fuse.Skull surgery is done to open prematurely fused areas, it does not make the brain grow more than it would to begin with. ...Read more
Mri for my sister shows 4days old massive edema surrounding a 4cm liquid mass .Is the open brain surgery is the best thing if the tumor normal or not?
possibly biopsy: Hard to really say without seeing the mri, but an open surgery might be best if the mass is in accessible locations. Alternatively, a biopsy or aspiration using computer guidance might be another option if the mass is in eloquent areas or very deep. Talk to your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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