Posted by Ted (126.96.36.199) on December 07, 1999 at 00:33:59:
In Reply to: surgery posted by mitch on December 06, 1999 at 12:21:53:
When I first got here in late summer there were posts about surgery by knife and Gamma Knife. I was as thrilled as you. I researched both of them and found out that the invasive surgery didn't have very promising results, with the lion's share of patients having the HAs get worse, stay the same, or get better and then come back in 2-3 years. And there was a certain percentage(my subtle way of saying that I don't remember if it was a high or low percentage) who also had permanent numbing and/or loss of movement in part of the face. The Gamma Knife Surgery, to the best of my knowledge, is still being looked at as far as the results for CHs.
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