Invariably surgical removal of a brain tumor is opted for if it can be removed without causing too much injury to the important parts of the brain or to the surrounding tissues. Often surgery is seen as a way to remove as much of the brain tumor as possible, to release the build up of pressure inside the skull and to then treat and kill the remaining part of brain tumor with radiation or chemotherapy.
Surgical removal of a brain tumor has made a lot of progress and the ability for a neurosurgeon to locate the tumor precisely has improved dramatically. A neurosurgeon will always try to avoid injury to the surrounding brain tissue but at times there can be damage. Many people have reported loss of memory and speech after brain tumor removal.
At times the loss of memory and speech can be temporary. However, sometimes it is not. This is the time when the patient will need special therapy to cope with damage that the brain has sustained. Loss of memory and speech after brain tumor removal happens because the tumor was growing in that part of the brain that controls speech and thinking.Rehabilitation is the way forward if your loved one has had loss of memory and speech after brain tumor removal. No doubt at times the brain tends to heal itself but this will take a lot of time and patience. You should be willing to wait and endure. However, if you feel your loved one needs rehabilitation, get in touch with a neuropsychologist who will evaluate the changes and then suggest a treatment plan.
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