Brain stroke surgery

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Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar f tn Hi Dr., my father has a brain surgery today because of the blood clot in his left brain due to massive stroke. He is 69 years old and its his 2nd stroke. The Dr said he will be bed ridden even if he is already operated. I would like to know if its really true that he will be bed ridden for the rest of his life? What we will expect after the surgery, is ther a chance of recovering back to normal?
Avatar n tn My mom had a massive stroke where she had bleeding on the brain and right away they said surgery was out I would like to know why? She ended up passing away from the swelling and bleeding and why could they not relieve the pressure with surgery?
Avatar f tn My mother in law had a stroke 3 years ago after that she went for brain surgery to insert some kind of an spring into one of the vains, all of that were a success. She wasn't lame from the stroke and could carry on normally. Now all of the sudden she walked with the walk ring but carry it if no one is watching her. The past week she's in a wheelchair and complaining she cant use her right hand is it possible for that to happen after 3 years.
Avatar m tn Hi Anniemae21 I had a brain bleed which lead to a stroke, and also had to have brain surgery. I could not do a thing to begin with, and I do remember pulling my nose tube out, apparently I was trying to pull my ventilator out as well. In the end the nurses had to bandage my hands up as I kept pulling tubes out. I know I would have hated to be restrained even though it might be for your own good, but at the time logic does not come into it.
Avatar f tn I had what they call a stroke - it was caused by burst aneurisms in my brain. It took 9 surgeries and finally a shunt in my head. That was September. What I want to know is, is it 'normal' to feel pressure and sometimes a 'giddy' feeling? Apparently my brain will take at least a year to 'heal'. I am doing really well, but my head feels this way, and my neck where the shunt tube goes swells.. I don't know about this head and I don't go back to the professor until September.
Avatar f tn I always hear how people have had strokes, and sometimes there is a disability based on how bad the stroke was. I just seen my dad pass away, from a stroke. He went into the hospital (E.R.) for a possible heart attack, they said it was not, but wanted him to stay over night to keep an eye on him. During the night my dad had a stroke and was unable to move, speak or eat I He passed away less than a week. How can this be? I would love to fined out how can this be???
Avatar f tn My husband was 41 and he died on March the 12th 2008.Before the stroke happened my husband went to the ER on Feb.24th because he could not see good out of his right eye. The doctor that day said he had bleeding behind his eye and he might need laser eye surgery. My husband has high blood pressure,kidney diease which he was on dialysis for and he was a diabetic. The doctor in the ER said that it could be diabeties causing the eye problem.
Avatar f tn my husband suffered artery dissection causing a stroke in the thalama and cerebellum 2 months ago he spent 10 days on the stroke ward then was discharged home and received visits from ot and physio. one day his blood pressure was high and had to be monitired for three days hence his physio stopped. BP is now ok as on meds. my question is he is not seeing his consulant untill june and has had no more visits from the intemediate care team.
Avatar n tn My sister had a brain aneurysm on 11/24/04. She had a 2% chance of coming thru surgery, but came thru & is recovering in a nursing home. She is 48 yrs. old. With therapy, her motor skills & speech are coming back, but only her long-term memory seems to be intact--she remembers everything from the past but nothing as far as day-to-day or minute-to-minute. She also tells stories about things that never happened.
Avatar n tn The onset of pain under any circumstance shouldn't be ignored. I highly recommend that you pay a visit to your doctor as soon as possible. That said, I'm not sure why your post bears the title "Stroke". Strokes usually present over the course of several hours and involve a plethora of neurological symptoms, like confusion, difficulty speaking, memory loss, sudden lethargy, tingling or numbness down one side of the body, and sometimes a sharp pain in the head.
Avatar f tn My father had a stroke 5 years ago and has not yet fully recovered my question is that prior to his stroke he went to the doctor with neck pain and blurred vision and headaches the doctor sent him for a MRI should the MRI have show the clot he is blocked 100 percent n his cartiod artery I just need to know if this could of been prevented
Avatar f tn He had craniotomy surgery. my question has anyone fully recovered after such surgery?
1678022 tn?1305117867 Don't let the doctor's words squash your hope, your belief your faith!!!! My father 62 years old suffered a left brain stroke as well during a 7 1/2 hour surgery so they were unsure how long the stroke lasted or when it was. Could have been during surgery or the 12 hours after surgery when he was not awake. They told us he may never respond as well. It started with the slightest hand squeeze (on the left side) the right side did not move for a while.
Avatar n tn She required brain surgery to remove a clot that was on the brain stem. Although she has survived the surgery I was instructed she wil never be the same and I am now seeing the lost and blank stare in her eyes. Her left side has been effected as well as speech and attention span. She has been removed from life support and now has a PEG.
Avatar n tn The two bleeds are believed to be from secondary brain tumours related to renal cancer. Surgery for either the bleed or the tumours is not an option as she is too poorly. Although the spoke today and obeys commands, she cannot open her eyes and is completely paralysed down the left side. MRI and 3rd cat scan are being done today. Has anyone had any experience of brain tumour related strokes?
Avatar n tn My brother, who's 55, recently suffered a Brain Stem stroke. At this time, he's unable to eat & has a feeding tube in his stomach. He has trouble swallowing. He has no sense of hot/cold on his left side. This is not his first stroke, but the first was a different type & only affected his right side with a tingling sensation. I guess my question is what can he expect for the future? Once these areas are affected, will they ever come back? Can anything be helped with rehab?
Avatar n tn my husband also had a stroke after his brain surgery. 2 of them he is not moving his left side but if you pinch him he withdraws will he ever regain his mobility. an if so how long does this process take? I think he is doing well considering the nature of the brain surgery.
Avatar n tn today, (6th day), doctors discovered a stroke, after thinking that his elevated creatine was the cause he was still under the effect of anesthesia. They discovered the stroke in his brain, so far they said it's hemorrhagic. They can't give an answer of what will happen next, they said they will wait until he wakes up; anyone has any information about this ?
Avatar n tn my sister-inlaw suffered a brain stem stroke in April of 2004 she had surgery and the stroke affected both sides of her body she suffers from tremors and medication does little for the tremors and affects her ability to stay awake and function is their any help for her and these tremors she has trouble even moving her wheelchair due to these tremors she also suffers from double vision and was told surgery would not help because it was not an eye problem but a brain problem is there a program tha
Avatar m tn My sister had a brain stroke after her brain surgery of her neuro cytoma tumor removal , she had a storke and almost 3/4 of her right of the brain was damaged on Jan 28 2010.... Now it is May 21 2010... she has the feeling returned to her left foot and can move on command as well as move her left hand's finger on command. Her physio therapy is going good with her walking with the help of belt and knee brace.
Avatar n tn hi cansome one please tell me how long to expect swelling of the cranuim to go down after surgery of removal of cranium due to brain infection tuesday my nefew was admitted and surgery was preformed two holes drilled to remove pus did not work swelling was so bad still sat folling they did frove cranuim to help lower presser still monday its at 25 his skull was badly infected they siad they could not keep my concerns are how long does it ttake to see swelling going down .
Avatar n tn Actually it is not necessarily true that the throat size should reduce after a brain surgery. It depends on the part of the brain on which the surgery was done. Due to loss of neurons of that brain which controls throat muscles, the muscles may undergo a slight degree of atrophy. But it is not to the extent that it will stop breathing. The diaphragm muscle may also get partially paralyzed, leading to breathing difficulty.
Avatar f tn I would like to know if an injury that happeed during brain surgery in which a general surgeon assisting my neurosurgeon retracted too forcefully caused an injury which left me with a left sided hemiparesis, 1.5 years of LT/ST memory loss and a seizure disorder, is actually a traumatic brain injury. Also, could this be the cause of my insatiable hunger, inability to lose weight, and pre-diabetes given its proximity to the hypothalamus? I'm told that I had a hemorrhagic stroke or two.
Avatar n tn Another cardiologist recommended that he stay on medical management, due to high risk of stroke or other neurological problems during surgery. Also, I have come across a lot of info on the Web as to many instances of brain damage caused during CABG. As a result, I am hesitant to go in for surgery (given that he developed complications even after a relatively simpler procedure, namely the angiography). I came across Dr.