My mom is 75 years old. On August 17th she had a craniotomy on both side of her head after a fall and brain bleed. Now 4 months later she has a dent in her head. I called the neurosurgeon and was told that it sounds like the titanium plate has moved and that she will need surgery to replace the tatanium plate. How unusal is this. I have tried to look for information on line but cant find any thing. She has been though so much I just cant believe she is facing another surgery.
Though not particularly common, replacement/ repositioning of the titanium plate would not be as major a procedure as the primary surgery and is expected to have a smooth recovery. I would suggest discussing the situation and the management plan in detail with the treating doctor.
Hope this is helpful.
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