Anesthesia during surgery

DesertCat Member Posts: 1
edited January 2014 in Breast Cancer #1

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? 


  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
    This is something I've never heard ....

    Hoping another Sister in PINK - will offer some support, or advise.

    So sorry ..

    Vicki Sam