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What are burr holes and how do you get them?

What are burr holes and how do you get them?

Man-made head holes: Burr holes are holes bored through your skull & are drilled if your brain is swelling. There's not much extra room in the cranium. Swollen brains will ooze through the hole at the base of your skull leading to the spinal cord. This is called herniation, a process immediately preceding death. Burr holes are used to relieve swollen brain pressure (high intracranial pressure) & can be lifesaving. ...Read more

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Can my untreated teeth be detrimental to my health? I have over $8000 worth of work to get done. With $0 i'm afraid my health will start deteriorating i'm only 25 years old. Should i start making my burial arrangements? Or are there any dentists that do

Can my untreated teeth be detrimental to my health? I have over $8000 worth of work to get done. With $0 i'm afraid my health will start deteriorating i'm only 25 years old. Should i start making my burial arrangements? 

Or are there any dentists that do

Yes, detrimental: See if there is a dental school near you . The treatment is much less expensive -- what you save in money, you pay in time. It takes longer for treatment. You also might find a clinic at a hospital that has a teaching program for postdoctoral dental training. (gpr or aegd). Good luck -- no burial yet ! ...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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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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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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Do you know are burr holes still being used for subdural hematomas?

Yes: Symptomatic chronic (>30 days) subdural hematomas are often evacuated with two burr holes. Acute (. ...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