Traumatic Brain Injury Community
2.26k Members
Avatar universal

seizures after craniotomy

my husband had a cyst removed from the third ventricle in his brain about 4 years ago.  before the cyst was found he never experienced a seizure.  he had a seizure about a 1 year and 6 months ago, and recently had another.  they both occurred while he was sleeping and were very frightening.  Is it common to have seizures so long after a craniotomy? if anything, what triggers them?

Thank you.
2 Responses
Avatar universal

How are you?
There is a risk of seizures after craniotomy, but it depends on the type of operation and the reason for the procedure.
The most common seizure after craniotomy is where one falls unconscious with convulsions.
The reason for post craniotomy convulsions is brain injury which can occur during the operation or due the neurological condition that required craniotomy.
Your husband may need medications please discuss this with his neurologist.
Take care!
Avatar universal
Thank you for your prompt response.  Both of his seizures have occurred while he was asleep.  The cyst in his third ventricle caused a blockage and the CSF was not draining properly.  I am just so curious why he has had these seizures so many years after his surgery.  No one seems to know.

Thanks Again!
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Avatar universal
Trinity , TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease