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Hello doctor, my cousin was met with a road accident

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar

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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hello doctor, my cousin was met with a road accident on last Saturday and he has blood cloting in his brain due to head injury. He was admitted in near by hospital. He is ICU from last 5 days. He is not on ventilator. But there is no much improvement in his condition. He is not able to recognize anyone. He is under observation and doctor said we have to wait to see if blood clot can be removed through medication. We are in tension as we didn't see any improvement. Kindly advise what to do in this situation. I have attached the reports.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Recovery would take a few weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your cousin's clinical details. Based on this, he has suffered multiple injuries to various parts of the brain. This has led to his inability to recognize people. Recovery would be slow as many parts of brain have received injuries. Surgery is not needed, as there is no area of large bleeding.

After a few days, he would be shifted out of ICU. After that, he would require physiotherapy, speech therapy, etc to recover.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 47 hours later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX Thanks for your quick response. He is still in ICU but has little improvements as per doctor but he didn't start recognizing anybody yet. I have just few more questions. Will he completely recover? How much time it takes usually for complete recovery in such cases? Shall his brain work normally after recovery? Will these injuries effect on his memory? I will send you the latest reports for further inputs and suggestion from your side. Thanks and Regards, Rajbir XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Exact time frame would depend on the severity of injury and varies.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Exact time required for recovery and also the extent of recovery depends on severity of injury as well as the physiotherapy and speech therapy, etc. It varies in different people and usually takes a 3-6 months. Also, recovery is not complete, a few disabilities may remain.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 hours later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX thanks for the clarification. Actually, today my cousin's condition got down. He put on evantilator. There was an infection found in his lungs. There is no moment in his body from midnight yesterday. However there was little improvement in his condition yesterday morning. He responded us by face moments to our questions. Please see the latest reports and shed some light on the facts. What is the current condition as per reports? I appreciate your help so far.
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 minutes later
Please find attached reports.
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 9 minutes later
Hello Dr. I have attached reports again as i am not able to see at my end. Did you see those reports?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
There is more brain swelling in the new CT scan.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back with more reports.

As per the new CT scan of brain, the edema (swelling) in the brain has increased, which is suggestive of deterioration. However, the exact condition can be determined with the help of clinical neurological examination and MRI brain would give more information, as compared to a CT scan.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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