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Q. Can you predict the survival of my father who is having spontaneous brain stem bleeding?

Answered by
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 06, 2017

Hi doctor,

My father, who is 61 years old, complaints of an episode of vomiting followed by unresponsiveness along with decrease movement. As per summary, there is spontaneous brain stem bleeding with obstructive hydrocephalus that is, post EVD. I want to know about his survival risk. I am waiting for positive response. Thank you.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Your father is having right basal ganglia bleeding with intraventricular extension - EVD in situ.
  • Such patients have very slow recovery (after stabilization), which may take weeks to months.
  • But, the most important thing required is good nursing care. It includes Ryles tube or PEG feed (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy), Foleys catheter care, tracheostomy care, back care (use of air mattress or water bed) and regular physiotherapy.
  • The most common cause of deterioration in such patients is secondary infection and morbidity is more in such patients. No one can predict survival of such patients.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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