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What should I be prepared for after craniotomy?

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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Recovery

Having a craniotomy for tumor or other elective process is generally safe.
Most patients don't have severe long term headaches and usually are taking tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed a week or so later. Depending on the underlying problem and location there will be concerns for seizures, weakness/paralysis, or speech problems after surgery.

In brief: Recovery

Having a craniotomy for tumor or other elective process is generally safe.
Most patients don't have severe long term headaches and usually are taking tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed a week or so later. Depending on the underlying problem and location there will be concerns for seizures, weakness/paralysis, or speech problems after surgery.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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