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Brain Injury

A violent jolt or blow to the head or neck region, and bullets and other objects that can enter the skull can result in brain injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, the symptoms can be loss of consciousness, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep difficulties, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, memory problems, convulsions, depression, and coma.

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I fell and hit the back of my head a week ago. It is hard to lay my head on my pillow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I fell and hit the back of my head a week ago. Now it feels like I have sunburn. It is hard to lay my head on my pillow. It hurts to wash and brush my hair. What is going on? Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This is scalp contusion. That is an injury to the layers of tissue outside the skull bone. Similarly, the part of the brain inside the skull at the same site could also be injured. It would help if you underwent a clinical examination and radi...  Read Full »

My fiance had an accident that caused a brain injury, and is unconscious. Is there a chance that he will come back to normal life?

Query: Hi doctor, My fianc√© met with an accident, which caused a deep forebrain injury. It is been 22 days now, and he is still unconscious. Doctors said that brain swelling is reducing now. Also, he shows small movements like moving his lips, hands, and legs and sometimes stretching his arms too. But the...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and understand your concern. I regret to say that the chances of him getting up, walking, and talking are very less. In other words, if a hundred patients are in this state, less than five will be able to walk and talk. Others will be confined to...  Read Full »

How to boost my memory power?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old serving army officer. Three years back, I met with an accident and got a traumatic brain injury. The initial investigation report and treatment undertaken is attached. Also, the noncontrast computerised tomography (NCCT) scan taken 11 months ago is attached. Now, the pr...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The head injury has left some damage in your brain. The frontal area on the left side is affected. This area ...  Read Full »

My child is suffering from encephalomalacia. Will back surgery help?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 5 years old and his Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows the following. Extensive destructive cystic encephalomalacia involving the near entirety of the supratentorial region. Will he become fine after having back surgery? Is his brain condition very bad?  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question with care. Yes, as your son is suffering from encephalomalacia (softening of brain tissue), please proceed with the back surgery. We have to give him the best possible care and hope for brain and spinal cord to function at the best and improve a...  Read Full »

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