What is the Pain and Numbness Following Removal of Occipital Scalp Lipoma. Not Incision.

I have pain and numbness in areas on my scalp where surgery not performed. I had a large lipoma removed from the occipital scalp

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Pain and numbness from neck lipoma surgery

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more that likely either a superfical sensory nerve was cut or either the lesser or greater occipital nerve was cut during the surgery. this should resolve itself in a month or so. the numbness may persist for 6-12 months and come back partially.

 

 


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