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Operation done for brain tumor. Now under coma. Again operated. Healing time?

dear sir, my sister is under coma since last 16 days.. doctors told us that she had tumor and they operated and drain out some thing from her head. after two days she again operated and put vp shunt and still she couldnt come back from coma.... will u please advise me what can we do so that she will be out of coma.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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It is really very critical time you her,my best wishes with her for early recovery.Actually the VP Shunt is done in case there is accumulation of brain fluid (CSF) INSIDE BRAIN becouse of block in it drainage pathway. Her recovery depends on Her age, Status before surgery,extent and nature of brain tumour, other associated diseases.AND PRESENT NEUROLOGICAL STATUS(GCS).
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for your query.

Based on your description, your sister seems to have had a brain tumor with hydrocephalus (excess water accumulation in the brain).

Tumor has been removed by an operation, and the excess fluid frmo brain is diverted out by VP shunt.

The coma can be due to damage of vital structures in the brain, fits, or electrolyte imbalance (such as very low sodium).

The exact cause can be found out by the treating doctor and appropriate treatment given for the same.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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