Oct 05, 2010 - 8:41 pm
I received chemo back in 2004 both through a catheter and an ommaya reservoir. The catheter stopped working shortly after my chemo was finished, so it was removed. The ommaya reservoir remains in my head today. I am giving serious thought to having it removed, but I'm worried about scheduling 'elective' surgery. My doctor recommends having it removed because he said it probably is non-functional anymore anyway. I'd like to know if anyone has had an ommaya removed, and how the procedure went. I have a full head of hair again, and would assume a patch would have to be shaved away for this procedure too, but I'm not sure yet. Any comments are welcome!