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How long does surgery take to remove a brain tumor?

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How long does surgery take to remove a brain tumor?

Postby knocks » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:01 pm

I know it depends on size and location, but what would the average surgery time be? (I know I should be asking the surgeon this but I want to know anyone's personal experience with it.)

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How long does surgery take to remove a brain tumor?

Postby jacky » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Complex brain surgery can last up to 12 hours. However, other more simple brain operations may last three to eight hours on average. Recovery time really depends on the type of brain surgery and the age of the patient. Older patients, who are on medication or have other health problems, may take longer to heal. Recovery can be anywhere from three to 12 weeks
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Read more: About Brain Surgery | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4699984_brain-surgery.html#ixzz1lutRS5fJ
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