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  • Question: My 5-year-old son had a JPA the size of an orange on his cerebellum that was resected in June, 2007. He has been having major issues with a pseudomeningocele around the main resection area. It isn't going away. Three weeks ago, he had a VP shunt inserted which was supposed to help. It has helped some, but not as much as is needed. If you have any info on this type of side effect, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Answer:09/14/2007
    Try chapters 22A and B in my book at This is not an uncommon surgical complication. Was the tumor 100% resected by the post op MRI scan? Residual tumor can also aggravate this.
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