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Skull calcifications - question for the Dr.

About 10 years ago I was having severe headaches and noticed a lump just behind my left temple.  My Dr. sent me for a CT and I was diagnosed with calcification on my skull.  It was almost a perfect ball of calcium and it was causing pressure on a nerve so he sugested cort. injections.  After a few I no longer had any pain and he told me to keep an eye on it and if I noticed it getting any larger to let them know and surgery may be needed.  Now, 10 years later, I have noticed that it has indeed gotten larger, I had my first child 2 years ago and it has almost doubled in size since giving brith.  And since it is growing in almost a perfect ball shape it is causing constant pressure in my head and upper jaw.  I am not finding any information on such conditions.  Are they common?  And how dangerous is the procedure to have it removed, or "shaved down".  And if it is a calcium deposit, is it possible that it would come back?  I sincerely appreciate any infomration you are able to provide.
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As someone with chronic bilateral subdural haematomas and heavy calcification as well as hydrocephalus,I have always been assured that the calcification does not pose a problem in itself.
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