Stroke after brain surgery

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Avatar f tn He had craniotomy surgery. my question has anyone fully recovered after such surgery?
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.
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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 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. Then she was ok a day later they discovered that her blood pressure would not go down and her brain was swelling so they took her back into surgery for the third time in less than a week. They noticed she had some dead brain tissue and removed it.
Avatar f tn There are many factors in determining the recovery of a stroke patient after a surgery. This includes the type of stroke, severity of symptoms, how much the body is involved, medical condition of the patient ( presence of diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions), age, over-all health and even the type of surgery done. It is best that you discuss this with his attending physicians for proper evaluation and to clear any worries. Take care and do keep us posted.
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?
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 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 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? I am on several medications to lower cholesterol, control my blood glucose levels and to control hypertension.
Avatar n tn She damaged the artery and aquired a block clot causing the massive stroke. She had the surgery to remove pat of her skull for brain swelling and was reaponding well 2 dats after the surgery. She can not talk or move her right side a all. It is now 4 days after surgery and her brain is still continuing to swell some. Does anyone know how long the swelling could last for as we are very worried because now that she is swelling again she is not as responsive.
Avatar n tn I recently had 4 abscesses in my brain that were drained. While in surgery I had an occipital stroke and also went into respitory failure. Yea, not a great day for me, I am glad I am ok now though except that I lost some vision. I have tunnel vision now. My question is about the occipital stroke. Is this something that I will fully recover from, will my sight come back? And if so when roughly. The doctor gave me 6 months, but it hasn't come back yet and has nearly been that long.
Avatar f tn My father recently had a ICH stroke and then underwent clipping of a brain aneurym 4 weeks later. Physically he is doing wonderful, but mentally he goes through phases of paranoia, anger, confusion, disorientation etc. They are telling me that this may be a psychosis due to surgery? Almost 85% of the time any conversation makes absolutely no sense and he also can't focus on tasks but will become obsessed with other things such as finding flashlights or the cat?
Avatar f tn I had an AVM reuptured causing a brain bleeding and a stroke, then surgery to remove the blood and AVM while being 31 weeks pregnant. Should i try to have any more children? or should i try to get pregnant 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 He was doing well in rehab and then had carotid surgery 9/6/07. After surgery he was sedated for two weeks and developed double pneumonia. He was taken off sedation 9/20/07 but is unresponsive to commands. He was given a CT scan and it showed there was no new stroke. What could be the cause of the unresponsiveness?
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 f tn My boyfriend of 3 years suffered a stroke late November 07 after surviving cancer, he was 29. The doctors said the damage in my boyfriend's brain is permanent, the stroke was not severe enough to handicap him but it has affected his memory and mental capacity. They are unsure if he'll ever recover his memory fully. He is recovering slowly but still has trouble remembering people including me.
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
531935 tn?1214922984 I have been in pain for 8 years from having two brain operations. I have tried every medicine and procedure including block shots, trigger point injections, electro acupuncture, and out of the 40 doctors I have seen they all want to do something different. I am willing to try anything to get rid of the pain in my head, neck, and shoulder on the left side. If anyone has chiari please write to me and let me know if you are still dealing with pain.
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 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 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 f tn Im sorry for not getting back to all of you I had a bad week. I was referred to a new Dr as mine was retiring and this Dr doesnt believe in Narcotics so I was taken off the vicodin--cold turkey. this Dr would not even give me enough to taper off. The only thing that works for the pain but what was worse was the withdrawls for 3 days. Needless to say I am seeing a new Dr this week.
Avatar n tn My 80 year old mother has had her speech impaired because of a left brain stroke. Is the Cleveland Clinic physians familiar with this surgery? If so, is it performed at the Cleveland Clinic and what is the approximate cost? I am interested in receiving any information on this topic, as it may be something that would be beneficial to my mother. Thank you in advance.