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post-craniotomy skull movement

I am a 34 year old male nurse, who in 2006 had a CVA second to an AVM in the left parietal and occipital lobes resulting in a emergency craniotomy, causing post surgery epilepsy, and vision problems in the Right vision field.

My question is when I lie down flat with a pillow under my head and turn my head to the craniotomy side I hear a crunching or grating noice- what could the cause of this be and is it a common occurance?

any idels would be great. thanks            chris
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It is a very unusual symptom and is not normally seen after craniotomy. It could however be due to the fact that the bony flap that is normally removed during the procedure and then replaced has not completely fused with the rest of the skull.

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