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AVM Survivors Network

Left side paralysis


#1

I had my gamma knife procedure in Feb of 2014. I haven't had any side 3 weeks ago and that's when my left side partial paralysis started. it is affecting my left arm,hand, leg, and foot. Has anyone else experienced this?


#2

My Gamma Knife procedure was after my stroke, so I already had right side weakness. I do remember reading that Gamma Knife side effects could be weakness on one side, etc. Just to be safe, I strongly recommend that you see your doctor about it. He will be able to give you a better answer and I recommend it. Columbia Neurosurgery page suggests that side effects may include "hair loss near treated area (generally temporary)
seizures
weakness
loss of balance
vision problems" but I do not know if by weakness they mean general weakness or partial paralysis. It is a good idea to see a doctor ASAP just to be safe. Take care and my best wishes!


#3

My avm was on left frontal lobe and I had weakness in right part of the body…it was due to brain swelling I was on steroids for a long period to gain full power…they worked in my case…good luck to you


#4

Yes. Intense pain replaced the numbness