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Hi, my wife age33 today went through ERCP, she was

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar


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Posted on Tue, 1 Jan 2019 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi, my wife age33 today went through ERCP, she was in anesthesia. Due to some reason co2 gas passed through and now she is in ICU nad on sedation. Attaching here the scan report of MRI. Please suggest. Doctor says it air embolism.thanks
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most likely, she has suffered from brain hypoxia/ischemia.

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 wife's clinical details. Based on this, she has most likely suffered from hypoxia (less oxygen supply) and ischemia (less blood supply) to the brain, due to a complication of anaesthesia. However, you will need to talk to the anaesthetist to confirm the diagnosis.

I would require additional information:

1. Detailed neurological examination by a neurologist- especially pupil size and reaction, eye movements, motor and verbal response, etc

2. EEG report

I hope my answer helps. Please get back with the 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 minutes later
She is responding if ask something, I saw today , but because of sedation, I think, I am not able to judge.
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
Glad to hear about the improvement.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

I am happy to note that she is better. Please keep me updated.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar
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