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Does smoking adversely affect a meningioma removal surgery?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hello!! I am 64 and have a meninginoma. It has to be removed and I am concerned because I am a smoker. Not smart I know. Will this effect my surgery and recovery?

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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Smoking affects in a negative way the surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Smoking affects mainly the lungs function and this complicates the surgery in a certain degree , especially the anesthesia.Quit smoking now to minimize the effects of smoking before and after the surgery.

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Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist,
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