Can Gamma-knife cause hemiplegia?

My son's AVM is at the Basal ganglia. The doctor said that the possibility of hemiplegia is 30% with Gamma-knife. Is it true or not. I can't make a decision to have this operation. Give me some suggestions. Thanks!

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It sounds like you need more opinions, liuwz. We are not doctors and cannot offer an authoritative opinion on what may or may not happen to your son after gamma knife. If you get three opinions, you can sift through them and get a fairly good picture of what may happen. Members here have had terrific and not-so-terrific results with gamma. It is a very individual thing.

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