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Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Based on situation: If an aneurysm or ateriovenous malformation has caused problem, surgical repair may be life saving. If a subdural or epidural hemorrhage, best to decompress unless very small and stable. If intracranial bleeding, may be far safer to be conservative, and not operate. But all situations are different and management decisions should vary. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.

My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.

Not enough info.: I'm so sorry she's ill! It is impossible to give you a precise answer, since we don't know the cause or extent of the damage, or her general condition before this happened. Since she is getting surgery, someone feels like that will improve her chances, which is good. Time will tell. When talking to the surgeon, have a list of questions ready and make sure you right down the answers, for later. ...Read more

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30 years ago I had experimental brain surgery to remove a blood clot and skull fused together with no plate- no constant headaches, could this be a cause?

Probably not: Although constant headaches have been reported after craniotomy surgery ("post craniotomy headaches), due to the time period involved i would think that the headaches are due to some other cause. Consult a neurologist or your pcp. ...Read more

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A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

Stroke: Prognosis depends upon the extent of brain damage so impossible to tell. Hang in there. Brain is complicated but more plasticity at a young age. Prognosis has to do with both clinical course and findings on brain scans. ...Read more

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Can blood clots be removed without major surgery?

Can blood clots be removed without major surgery?

Where: What kind of blood clots and where ? We need more information .. If the question is about deep vein thrombosis then yes , a transcatheter therapy is available in acute cases. ...Read more

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Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read more

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Can surgery increase the risk of blood clots?

Yes: Yes their is a increase risk of DVT or blood clots after surgery. ...Read more

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My husband had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?

My husband  had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?

Please be evaluated: Your husband should be seen by his urologist. This is likely a benign, and non cancerous, concern but one that should be evaluated with a cystoscopy at the very least. ...Read more

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Can blood clots in the lung be removed with surgery?

Can blood clots in the lung be removed with surgery?

Yes: Massive blod clots in the lung can be removed by open heart surgery. Chronic debilitating clots may also be removed with open heart surgery. However most clots to the lung can be treated just with blood thinning medication. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more