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    Hole's in Head

    I hope i am allowed to ask a question here, as i don't have Brain Cancer, but had a 3,5x2,5 Metastases removed from my left frontal lobe.

    I just would like to know from your experience if the drilling holes and the cut between the bones where the plate was removed, are growing or filling again?
    I had this surgery nearly a year ago, and i am 50 now.

    Thanks for your help, Petra
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    Fingers crossed

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    Hi Petra. I haven't had a craniotomy myself, but hopefully someone who has will see this and answer. But: Did they put the plate back in again after they removed the tumor?

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    Hi GBM yes they did!
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    Fingers crossed

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    Hm. Okay, then the bone should have all fused back together. Hopefully someone who's had a craniotomy will show up and comment on this.

 

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