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AVM Survivors Network

Post Op Gamma Knife


#1

Hi all, I’m post op from gamma knife as of Monday afternoon but am having trouble with the lidocaine injections on the right side of my head. I was wondering if anyone experienced a prolonged numbness with tingling or a creepy crawly sensation under the scalp? I can’t get the sensation to stop because I can’t feel the scratching. Any advice is welcome thank you!!!


#2

I still get creepy crawly feelings in my scalp. Usually on the same side as my AVM. I was first treated in 2012. But I still get them from time. Dont know if it is from the treatments or the AVM itself. I asked my radiation oncologist about it. She said a lot of people asked her the same thing. Must be pretty prevalent. If it concerns you, ask your Doctor about it.


#3

I was probably over a month with the numbness on one side of my noggin’ post Gamma Knife. I don’t know the exact time as it slowly dissipated and one day just realized it was completely gone. I’m not sure if its the lidocaine or the bolts contacting nerves, or a combination thereof. Hopefully it goes away with time, however I do get the odd strange sensation as well. I’m not sure if it from the AVM, the bleed or the treatment but I just chalk it up to having had some weird stuff go one between the ears. Take Care, John.


#4

Yes it took month or bit more with numbness the doctor said it will take time


#5

My scalp was numb for a little while, and when I touched my hair, it felt and sounded like I was crushing potato chips. I had pain from the Halo being screwed into my forehead and neck. I hope your crawly feelings go away soon.

Sharon D,