Jan 21, 2014 - 5:56 pm
When I had a bilaterial mastectomy and reconstruction, I was under anesthesia for 10 hours. When I awoke I had a four-inch long, one-inch wide sore spot on my scalp where my head had rested in a doughnut-shaped cushion. Eventually, the skin and hair sloughed off and left a bald strip.
Some doctors say this is common under anesthesia, others say they have never heard of it. Has anyone else had this experience with a long surgery?