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Brain injury, had surgery. Now fever and swelling. What should we do now?

hi, My father s right side of brain got hurt badly around 3 months ago. After 3 months of 2 major brain surgerys .... now his left side brain is bulging (soft spot it seems) ... its soft when we are touching........ it..... 2 surgerys are : 1. Emergency Bilateral Fronto Temporo Parietal Decompressive Craniectomy ND Evacuation of right fronto parietal SDH (on 13th feb 2012) 2. Left Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt(Codman Medium Pressure ) with Bilateral FrontoParietal Autologous Cranioplasty (on 27th march 2012) We discharged him last week ....... now he is having fever along with this swelling? what should we do now? My father means a lot to me..... any help could be appreciated. thanks swathi
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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Nov 2013
Hi Ms Swathi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your father's medical details. I am glad to note that he has withstood two brain surgeries well.

The recent fever may or may not be related to the surgery. Please get him examined by the neurosurgeon to look for any infection at the operation site. If that is ruled out, then, we should look for other sources of infection such as pneumonia or urinary tract infection.

I am sure he would improve with physiotherapy and appropriate medical treatment.

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)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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