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In coma. Reacts to pain. Swelling in brain gone down. Breathing on own. Chances of coming out of coma?

i have a friend who is a 7 on the coma scale and the swelling in his brain has gone down and the brain tube was taking out. He is going in and out of breathing on his own. he is two weeks out from the accident. what are his chances of coming out. one thing he reacts two right now is pain. i just want to get a better answer then what the doctors have been telling us
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

A scale of 7 out of 15 indicates a severe head injury, and only 20% people have good neurological recovery in this condition.

As of now (even after two weeks), your friend is unconscious (responding only to painful stimuli). This also indicates a poor chance of good meaningful recovery.

For predicting a proper prognosis, investigations such as EEG and evoked potential studies are useful, so is the PET scan of the brain.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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