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Nerve Sheath Tumor Resection

Thank you for considering our practice for your upcoming procedure. We understand that surgery can be overwhelming, but we are committed to providing you with the information and care you need to feel confident and prepared for your procedure. Here is what you can expect before, during, and after your surgery.

About the Procedure

What is a Nerve Sheath Tumor Resection?

A nerve sheath tumor resection is a surgical procedure to remove a tumor that develops within the sheath surrounding a nerve. These tumors can develop anywhere in the body where nerves are present but are most commonly found in the head, neck, and extremities. The procedure is performed to remove the tumor, relieve pressure on the affected nerve, and prevent further nerve damage.

Before the procedure:

Before the surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss the procedure and ask any questions you may have. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, and fast for a certain period of time before your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure.

During the procedure:

The nerve sheath tumor resection is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision near the affected nerve and carefully dissect the nerve sheath to expose the tumor. They will then remove the tumor, taking care to preserve as much healthy nerve tissue as possible. In some cases, the surgeon may need to remove a segment of the affected nerve and repair it with a nerve graft. The incision will then be closed with sutures or staples.

After the procedure:

After your surgery, you will be closely monitored in the recovery room until you are awake and stable enough to be moved to a hospital room. You may need to stay in the hospital for several days to a week or more, depending on the specifics of your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your incision, manage any pain or discomfort, and gradually resume your normal activities.

We hope this information has been helpful in preparing you for your treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to support you throughout your entire journey to recovery.

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