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It is difficult for me to guess what the possible risks are, as it depends whether blood vessels are involved and whether the tumour lies deep or superficial. Leave a message at his receptionist and ask him to contact you when he is available or to give you a time that you can call him. As in all operations, general risks are bleeding, infection, reaction to medication, difficulties with breathing, blood clots, brain swelling or seizures. Neurosurgeons usually take precautions to prevent all of these as far as possible.
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