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How has brain surgery changed from the past?

I have to go in for brain surgery and I'm nervous. Is brain surgery safer now than i was from the past? How much safer? Sources? I have a cyst the surgeons want to drain.

Asked By: Jesse Ventura 2016! - 11/29/2010
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Modern surgery developed rapidly with the scientific era. Ambroise Paré (sometimes spelled "Ambrose"[11]) pioneered the treatment of gunshot wounds, and the first modern surgeons were battlefield doctors in the Napoleonic Wars. Naval surgeons were often barber surgeons, who combined surgery with their main jobs as... More
Answered By: skater girl - 11/29/2010
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Among the earliest known procedures, is Trepanning. This involves boring holes, sometimes using stone tools, through the skull. Early practitioners adopted this procedure to correct madness, insanity and other mental imbalances. It was thought that by setting free the 'demons' and 'evil spirits' occupying the brain... More
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Answered By: Mahan - 11/29/2010
 
yes many improvements in the last two decades.
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Answered By: Kent H - 11/29/2010
 
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