5 doctors weighed in:
Can surgery for glioblastoma multiforme cause amnesia?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Nader Pouratian
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depending on where the tumor is, one of the complications of a brain tumor or brain surgery can be amnesia.
In general, patients with tumors in the temporal lobe are at highest risk.

In brief: Yes
Depending on where the tumor is, one of the complications of a brain tumor or brain surgery can be amnesia.
In general, patients with tumors in the temporal lobe are at highest risk.
Dr. Nader Pouratian
Dr. Nader Pouratian
Thank
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology
In brief: Yes
If the tumor involves the hippocampus or temporal lobes of either side.

In brief: Yes
If the tumor involves the hippocampus or temporal lobes of either side.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors