Brain stroke surgery

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Avatar f tn He had craniotomy surgery. my question has anyone fully recovered after such surgery?
Avatar m tn My father had surgery to remove his gall bladder. The surgery went fine, and after 2 hours in the recovery room he was then taken to his regualar room to rest. We spoke to him before going home and he was fine. at around 11:30 p.m. the nurse found him unresponsive and he was not breathing they estimated for about 5 minutes. Now my father is in ICU and the doctors have done numerous test on him and they can't seem to explain why he stopped breathing.
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 m tn Another possibility in your case could be a brain stroke and this occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed due to a clot and person may experience severe headache, confusion, loss of vision & facial muscles weakness. Although the stroke probability in your case is less, I would recommend you to see a neurologist who can evaluate the details of your case and could better determine the insight of your situation.
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..
Avatar n tn Did he have to have brain surgery? I have talked to dozens and dozens of stroke survivors and have not heard of one having a craniotomy from a stroke. Possibly, his swelling from a stroke was so great that they cut the skull to relieve the pressure, but I am not sure and just guessing. This sounds more like some kind of brain surgery, if you give me more information on this maybe I can help, but I can tell you about my stroke experiences which may be similar to your dad.
Avatar m tn doctor give her one injection but unfortunately its not worked,and after one day her right side some part of brain get damaged due to injection (in CT scan report its showing block spot) Damaged part get swelled, but she can able to speak normally and she identify everything normally and 2nd day after stroke doctor decide to do surgery of damaged right brain for make space for swelling out, so right side of skull cover(bone) removed and preserved in stomach.
Avatar m tn If left-handed the right side is primary. When one has a stroke and one half of the body loses tone, it is the opposite side where the stroke is. Right face paralysis means left brain involvement. If the damage is to one half the likelihood is that the other half can, with a lot of work, completely regain lost physical abilities, such as handwriting, or language. Memories, on the other hand,will probably be lost completely.
Avatar f tn Regarding the 80% blockage, from my dad when his hit 85% they did the enderectomy surgery. My stroke was caused by my carotid artery at 80% which the plaque tore, clotted and the clot traveled to the brain.
Avatar f tn (only with novacain) and also had dental surgery the day before my stroke. Could dental (bone graft) surgery have caused my stroke?
1678022 tn?1305114267 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. Then an eyebrow twitch and they told us that is just an uncontrolled body twitch.
Avatar n tn A person had a heart bypass surgery four days ago. He had a stroke and is in coma all that four days. the stroke affect the left size of her brain and there two small spots in the back of the brain. What whe can expect from him? How many days he can be in coma? Desesperate. Thanks.
Avatar m tn brain surgery? The carotid arteries are in the neck so it isn't considered brain surgery. The risks from surgery or stenting are about the same but for your Mothers age, I would say stenting is a better solution due to less trauma and less risk of infection.
Avatar n tn What is the process after a stroke? My mom had a bleed in the brain and took the clot out. The second surgery they removed a bone and part of her skull. She is only 50 years old and I am terrified. Since the original stroke it has been a week and one day and I am concerned. They say she is not responding to any kind of communication and I may be seeing her move as a result of spasms or reflexes. What should I do? What to expect next?
Avatar m tn The basal ganglia are structures located deep inside the brain that are important for controlling movement. If your son had a stroke in the left basal ganglia then it could cause weakness and movement problems on the right side of the body as you described. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are brief episodes of stroke symptoms (weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking, etc) caused by blockages in the blood vessels of the brain which completely resolve on their own.
Avatar f tn All I would need is brain surgery since my brain is already greatly compensating for the damage that the stroke did. My neurosurgeon and none of my 4 neurologists think that my headaches are due to my aneurysm. but who knows. The migraines were characteristically different and severe beyond what any pain killer would touch at the time I had the stroke. Then they stayed severe 24/7 until I had nerve block, trigger point and botox injections regularly.
Avatar n tn The physical functions return to normal once the brain edema subsides and hematoma dissolves, but sometimes if the stroke is severe it may take longer.
Avatar n tn I am 34 years old and am currently recovering from surgery due to a large brain hemmorage on the front right of my brain. I went to the ER with a severe headache 5 days postpardum. With no history of high BP my blood pressure shot up to 178/114. I am OK but no one can connect the dots for me as to why this happened. I am glad that I finally went to the hospital after 4 days of headaches, I may not have made it another day.
Avatar m tn Did you get a copy of the report? The report itself would tell you exactly what those white items are or how it was read. I am only a layman - but after a stroke, that is likely white matter ischemia from the stroke. I don't know about the black circles. Please get a copy of the report from the imaging center or your doctor.
Avatar n tn a stroke is a brain attack. TIA is not a full-blown stroke, but mimics one as you suggest. An Electrocardiogram (EKG) to confirm a regular heart rate, blockage of electrical impulses through the heart, etc. It will not show any blood flow through the vessels, bleeding, blockage, etc..The ekg only analyzes electrical wave impulses. A computerized tomography (CT scan) of the brain to look for bleeding would be appropriate test.
Avatar f tn My dad is suffering from frontotemperal dementia from last two years and recently undergone keyhole surgery for blood clot (brain).Now he is not able to move his right arm and leg and is bedridden.My question is this due to surgery or due to dementia?will physiotherapy help? can you please suggest something....
Avatar n tn If an infarct has already formed then there is damage to that part of the brain and consequently loss of function that corresponds to that particular part of brain. Most stroke patients experience some permanent disability that may interfere with walking, speech, vision, understanding, reasoning, or memory. Prognosis depends on the type of stroke, the degree and duration of obstruction or hemorrhage, and the extent of brain tissue death.
Avatar n tn My Dad, age 70, just suffered an ischemic stroke on the left side of his brain. He was at the hospital within 2 hours of the stroke, but the medicine to dissolve the blood clot didn't seem to have much affect. Right after the stroke he had no movement on the right side of this body, could not speak, and was having trouble swallowing. We have seen very small improvements...he is mostly swallowing on his own, he has said the odd word (but not when he tries)....thats about it.