A 42-year-old member asked:
which type of brain damage is a stroke likely to cause?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar answered
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Clarification: Depends in the extent and location of stroke.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Clemens Schirmer answered
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
Size vs location: The brain is a complicated organ in the sense that there are some highly specialized areas where a lot of function (speech, language, swallowing, breathing, movement, vision, eye movement). A very small stroke in one of these areas can have devastating effects whereas a larger stroke in other areas can be tolerated very well and with rehabilitation even be overcome to a surprising degree.
Answered on Oct 2, 2015
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