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Is sleep disorder and dizziness common after craniotomy?

I have bouts of severe to mild dizziness. Most nights I can't get to sleep or I cannot stay asleep. I also have times where I cannot find the words or the right words to say. My husband says my wording is much worse at times. I do have left Status post left pterional craniotomy and ICA aneurysm clipping.Mild left anterior temporal and inferior frontal encephalomalacia.3. Mild chronic microvascular ischemic changes. Could this cause dizziness and my other symptoms?
Fri, 2 Feb 2018
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My name is Dr. Aida and I am glad to attend you on Healthcaremagic!

Your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder. The difficulty in spelling the words, could be related to your brain damage, due to the surgery. Anyway, I would recommend performing an EEG to exclude partial seizures and consulting with an ENT specialist for a physical exam and performing labyrinthine tests (to investigate for an inner ear disorder).

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Best wishes!

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Is sleep disorder and dizziness common after craniotomy?

Hello! My name is Dr. Aida and I am glad to attend you on Healthcaremagic! Your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder. The difficulty in spelling the words, could be related to your brain damage, due to the surgery. Anyway, I would recommend performing an EEG to exclude partial seizures and consulting with an ENT specialist for a physical exam and performing labyrinthine tests (to investigate for an inner ear disorder). Hope you will find this answer helpful! Best wishes!