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Right side paralysis, post contrast evaluation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my mother age 75yrs has suffered from right side paralises on 11th feb 2011.
Her MRI Conclusion report says, !) Posterior protrusion of C5-6 disc compressing anterior subarachnoid space & indenting spinal cord. 2) Posterior bulge of C3-4 disc compressing the anterior subarachniod space.3)Posterior epidural soft tissue in the posterior subarachniod space from C4 to C6 levels. Spinal cord is displaced anteriorly ? infective soft tissue. Need post contrast evaluation . Can you please guide me on the same if possible without surgery considering the age of my mother. Thanks and Regards. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi can I KNOW the doctor
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   please give me a few minutes
Doctor :   your mothers condition has developed due to pressure on the spinal cord
Doctor :   and this needs a surgical option to correct the pressure
Doctor :   it is difficult to treat this without surgery
User :   Is it not possible without surgery considering her age
Doctor :   in addition , there is a impression of infective material applying pressure as well
Doctor :   removal of this material needs a surgical approach
Doctor :   to allow proper healing and recovery of her function, early surgery will be helpful
Doctor :   if surgery is not done, there is a possiblitity that function will not be back
User :   Can You suggest me hospital in mumbai and what are the risks
Doctor :   You can go to lilavathi hospital
Doctor :   this is a good centre for such procedures
User :   What about the risk factor
Doctor :   risk is minor skin infections
Doctor :   this will be done by using a very small key hole procedure
Doctor :   and there is no risk of any threat to life
User :   Ok, what will be the total cost for the treatment
Doctor :   around 15 -0000 INR
User :   Which doctor in lilavati should i contact
Doctor :   you can see a spine surgeon
User :   By the way can i come and meet you are you ?
Doctor :   a orthopedician, specilised in spine surgery
Doctor :   No i am based
User :   Should i take the risk of operating her?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   she needs a surgery
Doctor :   without it , she may not recover at all
User :   As per you the cost will be around 15-0000 thousand indian rupee?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is right
User :   As i had consulted some doctors the total cost with operation and hospital stay and medicines will be around 205 to3 lacs
Doctor :   It depends on the hospital to hospital
Doctor :   some medium range hospitals charge 0000 for the procedure,
Doctor :   this was my impression
Doctor :   but if the procedure has to be repeated at a no of locations, then, the cost and stay increases
Doctor :   if you go to a govt hospital, then the cost will be less
User :   ok thanks for the advice I am taking a appointment in lilavati. any other medium range
Doctor :   private hospitals can charge you anything they want
Doctor :   there are a lot of good hospitals
User :   Thanks for the Advice GOOD NIGHT
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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