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Long Term Precautions After Craniotomy Forsubdural Haematoma
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I am a flight attendant and had a craniotomy to remove an epidural hematoma. How long before i can fly again? How will pressurization affect my head?
Usually a month: Though there is no absolute correct answer, but generally a month should be safe in many situations. Your neurosurgeon is the only one who can tell you the best answer for your particular situation. Note that if there neurological problems from having the epidural bleed, the length of time out of work could be longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: It is dependent on the condition one is in at the time of surgery, the age of pt (or to be more exact the physiological age--some 70 yo are more like 50 yo physiologically), and other medical problems the pt may have. The surgeon should be able to give you a ballpark figure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a craniotomy for a subdural hematoma 18 mos ago and my skull has depressions and "lump" along the suture lines. Is that normal?
Yes: That is common and not a medical concern as long as the scalp incision is completely healed. I have seen a case where a patient with a very thin scalp eventually had the scalp open up over one of the small plates used to secure the bone flap. This is rare, but would require surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had at least one CT scan (possibly 2...Would they have done one after my craniotomy from a hematoma?). Am i at a higher risk of brain cancer?
Doubt it: There's some studies suggesting that children who have a bunch of of ct scans over long illnesses are at some extra risk for leukemia and perhaps brain tumors; this makes sense biologically but the risk isn't huge. I wouldn't waste energy worrying about just one or two; i'd be glad instead that the hemotoma's out and i hope you'll do well from this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 yr old with epidural hematoma. Brain shifted to right side. Craniotomy preformed removing large hematoma. Linear fracture. What can we expect now?
2 years ago met with an accident & had1)craniotomy, evacuation of hematoma2)cranioplasty3)excision of lobe. What are long term effects.
I recently had an endoscopic craniotomy. The periosteum was removed. About long until this regrows?
Weeks to months: Depending on how much periosteum was removed, it will regrow in weeks to months. ...Read more
Had craniotomy for gpn and cranial nerve 9 was not sending signals during monitoring. Is that nerve considered dead and no longer active?
GOOD question: THE NEURO SURGEON WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR TO ASK THIS. ...Read more
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