Brain stroke surgery

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Avatar m tn 1984 4 months old staff infection 1984 10 months old ecoli 1991 6 year old first brain surgery 1992 7 years old second brain surgery 1993 8 years old First heart surgery 1997-1998 13 years old first stroke 2008 24 years old blood bactiria gram negative bacilei
Avatar f tn He had craniotomy surgery. my question has anyone fully recovered after such surgery?
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 n tn Have a family member who had brain surgery for an anerysum where they went through her groin. At her yearly followup they discovered a size 5 anerysum that needed to be fixed asap. On this surgery they had to go into the skull. Surgery went great but while in recovery the next day she had a stroke and had never regained full consciousness. After her stroke they discovered a blood clot and took her back into surgery to take care of the blood clot.
Avatar n tn Three days later my husband took me back to the hospital and I suffered a stroke. The neurosurgeon who did the surgery to remove the blood and tissue from my brain told my family that there was a large amount of blood. My questions are: 1) Was my brain bleeding for the 3 days that I had the headache? 2) Would a CT scan have shown the bleeding prior to the stroke?
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon who did the surgery to remove the blood and tissue from my brain told my family that there was a large amount of blood. My questions are: 1) Was my brain bleeding for the 3 days that I had the headache? 2) Would a CT scan have shown the bleeding prior to the stroke? 3) If so, could the stroke have been prevented if surgery had been done sooner to prevent the accumulation of blood? I have wondered about these things ever since I became cognitive.
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 n tn I had a brain bleed in April 2004. I also had a stroke at that time. I ended up having surgery after the brain bleed and remember the doctors in the OR referring to me as their "aneurysm". My primary doctor and neurologist have told me I had a stroke. I am very concerned about another stroke or whether or not I had an aneurysm. What are the chances of either event occurring again?
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 I saw on the news several days ago about an experimental surgery that transplanted brain cells (neurons) into a stroke victim's brain and the results were almost miraculous. These transplants are being done on patients who had a severe stroke up to 5 or more years ago. One woman who was told she would never be able the see, much less walkagain, was given this so called tranplant and she seemed almost fully recovered. She could see and walk on her own.
Avatar n tn my uncle had a heart surgery 5 days ago and still didn't wake up; first 2 days, we would tell him to move his leg, and he actually did, now nothing. 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.
Avatar f tn My son had brain surgery over a year ago for a benign brain tumor. It was very large and surgery took 9 hours. He can not stand because of balance issues, so he is confned to a wheelchair, his face on his right side is pulled down as if he had a stroke, and he can not swallow. They say the nerves were damaged...Is there any therapy that can help these conditions. So far nothing has helped. He has had two surgeries on his right eye to try to save his sight because the eye will not close.
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 n tn But after surgery she had access brain fluid accumulated in her head,which was not draining.Finally she had shunt surgery,but still her recovery is very slow.How long does it take to recover from such a problem,will she be able to recover.
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?
530878 tn?1229098083 I had brain surgery done on april the 10th for a benign Meningioma. I am 8 weeks after surgery right now and have some real up and down days with this. I suffered a rotten infection in about week 5 and was treated with antibiotics. I felt really good for about 2 weeks after the treatment and had to go back to the doctor this past week to get more antibiotics as i am experiencing a lot of pressure in the front of my head.
Avatar f tn Removing tumor, surgery 9/25 hoping ringing in ears and nausea may be gone too,
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Avatar f tn I have just had my second craniotomy in 15 years. It was 6 months ago, I look good recovery has gone well on the's the memory, fatigue , easy confusion I'm struggling with. It makes me feel frustrated and alone. And all of the anti seizure meds are crap but I have to take them. Most days are good just sometimes I want to scream!
Avatar n tn The doc at ICU said he should be awake, they took him for a scan to see if he had a stroke but there was no sign of a stroke. When they put the medicine that keeps him asleep down, he moves his leg, arms, mouth and opens his eye lids without moving his pupils and doesn't respond to anything i say. the nurse tried shaking him and speaking very loudly but there was no reaction besides opening his eye lids. What is the problem? What can we do besides wait and approx.
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 t recovering, he was scanned again and we were told that plaque had broken loose during surgery and had caused him to have a stroke. If they were able to determine that it was a stroke when we visited him two hours after surgery and had to ride the nurse to get answers, could clot busters have been used in hopes of breaking up the clot within the 3 hour window of a stroke.
Avatar n tn One of the most catastrophic insults that can occur following open-heart surgery is a stroke. About 2% of patients undergoing CPB experience a stroke, with 5% to 20% of those patients retaining some degree of neurocognitive deficit 3 to 6 months after surgery. Most strokes occur in the first 24 to 48 hours postoperatively. Strokes following CPB are usually embolic and ischemic.
Avatar m tn My brother was recently hospitalized after suffering a stroke. In the hospital he had another stroke. His doctor told him that both his carotid arteries are blocked and that because of his stroke history and current use of blood thinners he is a "surgery risk", so he will not be able to get stents put in or have the surgery to "clean out his arteries" - can't recall the name of that surgery. So, now what? are there alternative therapies available?
Avatar f tn While recovering and still not yet awake he began to have seizures and then a massive stroke to the left side of his brain. The doctors said the stroke covered more than half his brain and hes on a ventilator and not really trying to take breaths on his own. The right side of his body isnt functioning at all. The left side is having reflexes I think. His left arm moves sometimes and his left foot shakes sometimes. He doesnt respond to commands.