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Hello Doctors,

 

How long should the incisions be to allow room for the "dime size" burr holes to be drilled?

 

And ...

 

Tonight I was lightly scratching my right inner thigh - and felt it on the left inner thigh. Should I be concerned?

 

(Bilateral DBS-STN / Cleveland Clinic ... 3-14-2007)

 

Thanks.

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This is highly variable from surgeon to surgeon and center to center but in general a few inches is needed to complete the operation.

 

I have no explanation for the sensations you expereienced but in general they do not seem worrisome. I would continue as you are doing and discuss with your local neurologist.

 

Good luck with DBS!

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