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What are the chances of recovery after having a brain hemorrhage due to fall?

my grandfather fell down the stairs and had brain hemmorage on left side....he had brain surgery to relive the bleeding/pressure. the next day shows bleeding and stroke x2 on the right side. he s in ICU. He s been unconscious since the fall. is there any hope he can come out of this and be the grandfather I remember.
Tue, 1 Oct 2019
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Neurologist 's  Response

First of all, your grandfather had epidural hemorrhage and he had surgery to remove the blood. But, he may suffer from cerebral contusions and cerebral edema.

So, he should do an MRI T2-Weighted Brain to assess the insult of the brain tissue.

In the ICU he could receive proper treatment for his case. The recovery could delay and this is normal for his age.

Moreover, if he had other medical conditions such as: hypertension, diabetes, a cardiac or renal diseases, the recovery would be delayed.

But, we can follow up his case through investigations in the ICU.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Dr/Mustafa, Neurologist
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