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Doctor insights on: What Is The Usual Recovery Time After Brain Surgery To Remove A Tumor

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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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?

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

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A 27 year old friend of mine had a brain surgery. Removed a tumor 4 level, what are her chances of surviving?

Not specific enough: There are many types of brain tumors, each with very different survival risks. You need to be more specific in the type of tumor. ...Read more

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Should I still be having pains after brain surgery for trilgimal neugia he even did a partial nerve cut. I had a menigiomia tumor on the T nerve.. ?

Should I still be having pains after brain surgery for trilgimal neugia he even did a partial nerve cut. I had a menigiomia tumor on the T nerve.. ?

Pain: If you have pains similar to the pains before the surgery it may be that the surgery did not really help. If the pain has changed in nature it may be transient following surgery and it should resolve with healing. Regardless talk to the doctor at your follow- up visit. ...Read more

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Who does pineal tumor brain surgery?

Who does pineal tumor brain surgery?

Neurosurgeon: Most neurosurgeons can do this surgery. Depending on the size of the pineal tumor, you may want to call around to different universities or large medical centers and ask if there is a neurosurgeon who does endoscopic surgery and may do your tumor. But any neurosurgeon can give you the proper consultation. ...Read more

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I want to ask,i had a brain surgery i had a benign tumor it was meningioma,is that possible to show up this tumor after couple of years?

I want to ask,i had a brain surgery i had a benign tumor it was meningioma,is that possible to show up this tumor after couple of years?

Know grade : The recurrence rate of a meningoma depends upon its WHO GRADE. if the original meningoma was Grade I recurrence is lower 25% and if it was Grade III recurrence rate can be as high as 90%. Check out what your specific Grade was and your neurosurgeon can educate you about the risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery last March they got over 50% of the mengimoa tumor and cut the trilgemial nerve which left my right face numb. Now it's a lot numb?

I had brain surgery last March they got over 50% of the mengimoa tumor and cut the trilgemial nerve which left my right face numb. Now it's a lot numb?

Numbness: The trigeminal nerve is the main nerve for sensation or feeling in the face. So if that nerve was damaged, you will have numbness or tingling as a result. This may be permanent. But if there has been a CHANGE in your symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness on right side of body years after brain surgery to remove non cancerous tumor?

What to do if I have numbness on right side of body years after brain surgery to remove non cancerous tumor?

Brain surgery: If you still have numbness years after a removal of brain tumor then there is little that can be done at this point. The tumor affected your "sensory" area of the brain and that damage at this point is not repairable ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more