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katiemae166 posted:
Does anyone know the procedure to removing air on the brain? its a very tiny spot. his doctor said alot of times it will heal itself but if not surgery will be involved. does anyone know wshat that involves?...ive read everything that can cause it but want to know the way to get rid of it.

Yes my husband had a brain tumor removal in march and also another surgery to remove a tumor in his nasal cavity, so i assume it was probably from these surgeries...

Any info is appreciated.
lifes responded:
Hi Katiemae,

First, no physicians or surgeons monitor this board. We have board members familiar with anatomy, physiology, and some aspects of neurology.

This must have you very worried. The good news is that both brain neurology and brain surgery have continually made advancements in the last decades.

Depending on a number of factors, such as location, a very small air pocket can indeed resolve itself. The body can reabsorb the air but it can take time.

Surgery can be done several ways. For example, a small hole can be drilled into the skull and the air removed like removing the liquid from a blister. If more area needs visualized or the air pocket large, a portion of the skull can be cut, lifted, the air removed, and the skull replaced. In some surgeries, IF they need to leave the area open, such as if there is ongoing pressure on the brain, the piece of skull can be surgically placed in the body until the bone can be surgically returned to the head.

It would seem to me, if the pocket is small and does not increase, if surgery is required the least intrusive measures would be tried first, such as drilling a small hole.

I wish your husband a speedy recovery.


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