our son's R temporal lobe tumor resection

  1. I am an experienced L/D RN. OUR 16YO SON HAS JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED W/A R TEMPORAL LOBE TUMOR SEEN ON MRI, AND WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, OAKLAND, CA, WITH AN EXCELLENT NEUROSURGEON. WHAT IS THE USUAL POST OP COURSE IN THIS CASE, IN YOUR EXPERIENCE? I AM AWARE OF COMPLICATIONS, ETC; JUST WANT TO KNOW THE USUAL "CAREMAP." help!!!!
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  3. by   MD_Rn
    I don't do peds but have done a handful of 18 yo brain tumors. They have done WONDERFUL!! They are healthy and have had few complications or side effects. One I remember came in after his opthamologist discovered increased IOP on his routine exam. He came straight to the hospital that day, had the MRI was scheduled for surgery the next day and went home 2 days later, no worse for the wear but with a new haircut and a story to tell. I think it was worse on his parents than on him Brain tumor resection is much more refined these days, surgery typically goes very well and recovery is especially easy and short in young individuals. Not knowing the specifics of size of tumor and symptoms your son is experiencing I can't really add too much more. But I have seen really good results in young people after tumor resection. Good Luck and God Bless!
  4. by   gasmaster
    Just wondering about the outcome of your sons biopsy. Hope all is well. Feel free to write with questions: brain tumors are my specialty.:spin:
  5. by   babynurselsa
    neurogeek,
    you may or may not have noticed that this post is 6 years old and the OP only had 2 posts.
    Hope all went well though.
  6. by   gasmaster
    Duh, that's all I have to say........

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