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What is the prognosis of removal of breathing tube put due to stroke and medically induced coma?

My sister had a anueryism burst last week and stroke. She received a clipping surgey and angioplasty and put into a medically induced coma Today is day seven since the event. She is flickering her eyes and moving her hand, but not responding to commands. Her nurse said tomorrow they will take out the breathing tube to see how she does. What is the reality of her prognosis?
Wed, 8 Jan 2014
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

The ultimate prognosis and chances of recovery depends on the extent of brain damage with the initial brain haemorrhage due to ruptured aneurysm. This can be assessed by seeing the initial CT scan of the brain.

It also depends on any complications suffered by the patient in the post-operative period.

EEG findings could also give information regarding the brain functions.

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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