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How long does it take to recover from a brain biopsy? (assuming it is negative)
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In brief: Short time
A stereotactic biopsy does not take much time to recover from at all (hours to a couple of days).
Headache is the most common side effect. Open brain biopsy done via a "burr hole" would take slightly longer -- but both are very standardized and neurosurgeons are the specialists with the longest number of years of training: 9 years after medical school. They know what they are doing.

In brief: Short time
A stereotactic biopsy does not take much time to recover from at all (hours to a couple of days).
Headache is the most common side effect. Open brain biopsy done via a "burr hole" would take slightly longer -- but both are very standardized and neurosurgeons are the specialists with the longest number of years of training: 9 years after medical school. They know what they are doing.
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