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Schwannoma Surgery Risks
It varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery performed. Infection, spinal fluid leak, and nerve injuries are among the more common complications. If you are contemplating survey, you would sure want to have this conversation with your surgeon. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more
Many but rare: Surgery for an ovarian cyst today is very safe and complications are rare. As with any operation risks related to ansthesia, blood loss, damage to surrounding structures and infection do happen -but are uncommon. Some loss of ovarian tissue is common but usually not consequential. ...Read more
Low, but occur: The risks should be discussed with your surgeon. They include, but are not limited to, blood loss, infection, recurrent herniation, dural tear, nerve scarring, nerve injury, epidural hematoma, arachnoiditis, possible need for additional laminectomy or fusion, spinal instability, as well as medical and anesthetic risks. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, it's major; the one for prostate cancer is definitely big and that for obstructive urination, less but still takes 3-6 months to completely heal ; resurface the large internal raw surface. But, with the refined professional skills and advanced technology, the expected surgery-related suffering ; pain as well as its outcome has been better accepted than ever. More detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Robotics: Similar to the risks of any surgery ...Read more
CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection,retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
???: If you are questioning your surgeon ability to perform the recommended surgery, then i would suggest that you seek treatment elsewhere. Remember, if your spinal surgeon is fellowship trained, he has obtained a great deal of experience during that training. Experience is a double edge sword...A lot of experience with good results vs a lot of experience with poor results. Talk to prior surgical pati. ...Read more
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
Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on exact loc: The surgery required to remove this tumor depends on the exact location of the tumor. It may be within the spinal canal, requiring a laminectomy, or along the nerve root, requiring a combination of a laminectomy and dissection of the tumor lateral to the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 34 years old. I was diagnosed with nerve sheath tumour, probably schwannoma. Surgery was recommended. Should biopsy be done before thesurgery?
They are diff.tumors: Schwannoma - a neoplasm originating from schwann cells (of the myelin sheath) of peripheral or sympathetic neurons, or from various cranial nerves, particularly the eighth cranial nerve; schwannomas include neurofibromas and neurilemomas. A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma,. I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?
Rare: These are not that common and can be considered rare. The cause of schwannomas is unknown, but they sometimes occur in individuals with certain disorders such as some types of neurofibromatosis. Treatment may include surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone please help me in finding a neurologist who specializes in cases like mine schwannoma in sciatica nerve. 4yrs of pain, failed relief attempts.
I recently had a schwannoma removed from the median nerve in my hand. Because I had one, does that mean I am at risk for more?
I had a 15cm X 8 cm schwannoma removed in october. The MRI showed something in its place today. Is it possible that the tumor regrown. Can it b cancer?
I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)
See neurosurgeon: But don't necessarily invite them to do anything....unless your symptoms are so intensely painful or causing such debilitating weakness that you have no choice. Schwannomas can be a hassle and even scary depending on where you find them but if they are isolated or small they may be able to be left alone. Talk to your PMD first and see what they say. I would tread conservatively based on your info ...Read more
Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit [email protected] and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?
Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?
Any Treatment options suggested for a 20 year old(me) diagnosed at 17 yrs old with an appearing Schwannoma in my sciatic nerve. Seems to be inoperable?
Get Another Opinion: First, get a second opinion. Schwannomas are usually amenable to surgical correction, unless in your case there is an unusual circumstance. Quote: "Microsurgical excision is the treatment of choice. Schwannomas are removeable since they repulse fascicular groups without penetrating them thus allowing their enucleation while preserving nerve continuity." (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.) Don't give up. ...Read more
I am looking for a neurologist in Tennessee. I have been to Vanderbilt/Howell Allen Clinic/Mid state neurosurgery. Schwannoma in entirety of S1 root.
I see your 3rd post: I referred your post to an HT neurologist, but your case needs a team of folks looking at your scans and planning a course of treatment. Vandy is an excellent tertiary care system. For benign cases see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dirk_Strauss/publication/51541503_Management_of_benign_retroperitoneal_schwannomas_a_single-center_experience/links/0f31753248fdec5989000000.pdf ...Read more
Can sarcoidosis look like possible vestibular schwannoma on mri? Have spinal marrow lesions. Wondering does internal auditory canal MRI use contrast?
Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?
Your Neurosurgeon ca: Ask your neurosurgeon to help you and guide you further. Spinal fluid(CSF) leaks are known to cause Headaches because of spinal fluid pressure changes. If the CSF leak stops completely, it is likely that your headaches will stop. Drink extra fluids in the meantime. ...Read more