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Diagnosed with posterior fossa meningioma. Surgery advised. What to expect with recovery?

I have been diagnosed with a prosterior fossa meninganoma 2.7 x1.5 cm. I am going to the Mayo Clinic in AZ this week to discuss prossible surgery. What can I expect with the recovery for such a surgery? I'm 47 and in otherwise good health. I exercise regularly and dont drink or smoke. I'm hoping for a quick recovery but I'm not so sure that its in the cards considering the location of the tumor. Any advice?
Mon, 20 May 2013
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Thank you for posting your query.
I agree with you that posterior fossa is not the best place to get a meningioma, as the surgery needs precision, as well as recovery is delayed. However, meningioma is a benign tumor and long-term outcomes are very good.
You may take 10-14 days after surgery to recover well.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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