Post. Op. Meningocele?
Doctor, on February 24, my son (4 months) had undergone meningocele surgery in the back of his head, after undergoing a series of examinations and controls several times, thank God the doctor in charge said the seams were good and there was no fluid seepage. I want to ask, how long can the stitches dry and the bandages be completely removed? And is another ctsan examination needed to find out how the condition of my child’s skull is? since what I know of meningoceles causes my child’s skull to have holes, or does the skull close by itself? I myself am still afraid to get my son used to sleeping in a normal position like other children because I am worried about the condition of his skull and wound seams. Thank you.
Hello Dewi Ratih, thank you for asking.
Meningocele is a condition of congenital abnormalities (acquired from birth) characterized by a bump on the head or face of a baby. Lumps containing meninges (the lining of the brain). Meningoceles are caused by impaired formation and closure of the skull during embryonic development. The action is by surgery to restore the tissue of the meninges into the skull cavity, then close the hole. If there is no infection, there are no growth and development problems, then the skull may still be able to close completely. But of course this must be ensured by routine control.
Regarding the former surgical suture, generally takes 1-2 weeks for the stitches to dry and tight. Bring your baby control, so that the stitching condition can be assessed by a doctor. Also ask the doctor who deals with good sleeping positions. Don't forget to always keep the surgical wound clean and dry. Make sure the baby gets enough nutrition, so that the healing process is perfect.
That's all my answer, hopefully it's quite useful. Regards.