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Stroke During Brain Surgery
Yes: It is safe to resume commercial air travel about 4 weeks after a stroke or craniotomy. Earlier if absolutely required and approved by your treating physician. ...Read more
My father had got stroke and now he is okay after brain surgery. I heard that those who get first attack they will get second attack as well. How to prev?
See a neurologist: A neurologist can discuss your father's previous stroke and his modifiable risk factors in order to reduce his risk of a future stroke. ...Read more
Why is necessary to have during awake brain surgery head fixed in a frame? When patient woke up, feels pain from this fixation or from opened skull?
Helps guide surgeons: There are some neurosurgical procedures where an awake patient helps surgeons avoid vital structures that could affect speech/language or other functions which otherwise may become impaired if the patient were not awake. I'm sure a neurosurgical colleague or 2 would like to chime in on this interesting question and give more detailed feedback. Pain is hopefully controlled afterward with medication ...Read more
December 2015 I had brain surgery. I ended up having multiple infections to include staph. During this time I also found out I have herpes and brok?
More details?: I follow in part your sequence, but have no clue what you are asking. Please resubmit your question. ...Read more
Feels the patient pain when is during awake brain surgery the patient awake and his head is screwed in frame to prevent movement his head?
Awake surgery: At no time during awake surgery does the patient feel pain. The patient is under general for application of the head frame. This discomfort lasts for approx 20. The patient is awakened when surgery is done in eloquent areas such as motor speech. The functional MRI has allowed less awake surgery to be done. ...Read more
Is a seizure drug administerered post op? Does a neurosurgeon administer seizure medication through IV as a precaution against a patient having a seizure during or after brain surgery? Is this common practice?
Administering : Administering anti-seizure medicine through a vein (IV) or by mouth after brain surgery is not uncommon, and usually depends on the neurosurgeon's personal understanding and experience of the risk of seizures given the patient and the surgery. In some cases, patients are advised to take anti-seizure medicine for weeks or months following a surgery. ...Read more
Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence I can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific in regard to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read more
Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more
Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more
A space filled with: Cerebral spinal fluid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: This would depend on the nature of the headaches. If incisional pain or scalp pain, this is not unusual as there are many nerves that are cut as the scalp is incised. This may lead to scalp neuromas which most often subside over time. If there are severe headaches within-a pressure sensation, this suggests an intracranial process. For example, if a brain tumor, you need to worry about expansion. ...Read more
Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read more
Your: Who is the "your" in this question, the patient or the doctor. ...Read more
Depends: 3 – 14 days in hospital.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Usually the effects of anesthesia are gone within three days. There is a concern, with the extremes of age, that there may be some effects on cognitive ability with prolonged anesthesia. Talk to your anesthesiologist if you are continuing to have symptoms. Remember these may also be related to the type of surgery you had. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you get anesthesia dolorosa with any brain surgery or just when the triligimal nerve is involved?
Anesthesia dolorosa: Anesthesia dolorosa is a painful numbness of the face which is constant. It can be caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve including surgery, rhizotomy, or stereotactic radiation. The treatment is difficult and includes oral medications, compound face creams, nerve stimulation, cortical stimulation and deep brain stimulation. ...Read more
A 27-year-old friend of mine had a brain surgery. Removed a tumor 4 level, what are her chances of surviving?
Not specific enough: There are many types of brain tumors, each with very different survival risks. You need to be more specific in the type of tumor. ...Read more
My 26 year old son has had brain surgery at Johns Hopkins, a VNS implanted (on his second battery) at Penn State Hershey and is prescribed handfuls of?
Wrong site: This is the public HT site and is designed to provide general medical information. Questions are sent out at random and never linked.HT prime is a sister site where you sign up and have access to physicians who may agree to provide a formal paid consult on a specific case. Please check with the HT prime site. The issues you present are complex and need appropriate review. ...Read more
?DBS: These days, when brain surgery for Parkinson's is considered, we refer to Deep Brain Stimulation. Am perplexed by your age of 32, as this is very your for Parkinson's. However, if you have toxic etiology and not doing well, DBS may be miraculous. If you have misgivings, get 2 surgical opinions. ...Read more
Neurosurgery: Each surgery has to be individualized and based on what was done, the extent of the surgery the neurosurgeon has to determine if and when a patient can go back to preoperative sports and in some cases may determine not ever but this is a discussion that has to take place with the treating neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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