Neurosurgeon Questions Seizures

Why does my son get seizures now?

7 months ago my son had surgery to remove a brain tumor. He never had a seizure before the surgery, and has had many since. Why is my son getting seizures now?

1 Answer

This can be a complicated subject because you haven't described a lot of detail about the tumor surgery. The short explanation is that there may be seizures developing because of the residual scarring/injury left by the tumor or because there is still tumor residual. Seizures after surgery can often be treated by medications -- in cases where medications fail, further surgery at an epilepsy center may be helpful, too.