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Is there any chance to recover from coma condition?

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Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

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Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 in Brain and Spine
Question: hi doc
patients name is XXXXXXX XXXXXXX he got 2 attacks n a stroke 15 days bak n is in coma since thn
now he opens his eyes once in a while sm hickup n coughs. i want to know will he recover from coma?
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Recovery possibility is very low

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.

Sorry to know about patients present condition.

Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

1. Possibility of recovering from coma is poor. Old age, ventilation, and stroke along with 2 attacks, signify a very low possibility.
2. Even if he recovers, which is a very low possibility due to brain injury secondary to stroke, his overall self management (walk, clothe, feed, etc) could be poor.

Hope it helps.
Any further queries, here to help again.

Dr. Prakash HM

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 1 hour later
thanks doc for the reply
i hav uploaded the mri report cud you plz hav a look n revert bak
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Severe injury present indicating poor recovery possibility.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for sending the MRI report.

After going through the report, the global hypoxic ischemic injury, which indicates severe injury and now that it has been present and there is not recovery signifies poor prognosis.
This is the second stroke, previous stroke at thalamus is also seen.

I cannot add anything much, after going through MRI report. Prognosis still remains very poor.

Hope it helps.
Any further queries, here to help again.
If you do not have any further queries, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

Dr. Prakash HM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 7 minutes later
Thanks Doc
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
You are welcome.

If you do not have any further queries, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

Thanks for asking.

Dr. Prakash HM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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