Brainpan Installation Surgery?
Hello, I want to ask. My mother had an accident 2 years ago, when there was bleeding in her brain, so my mother was operated on and her left skull was removed. But after the skull surgery was not immediately re-paired, the doctor said that a minor operation would be done after the condition of my mother’s recovery, now my mother has recovered, is the operation of the skull installation at great risk or not? Please answer, thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Every type of medical treatment has a risk. Even what we may often see as an IV, can provide the risk of death if it is not done properly and thoroughly. Especially in operations involving the head, such as craniotomy, or the removal of the cranium to be able to access the tissue behind it.
In operations like this, feared risks include infection and bleeding, which if it occurs in the brain, can cause disruption in performing various daily functions, causing symptoms of seizures, memory disorders and thinking disorders, even if the infection is not handled, can cause death . Not to mention if your mother has entered the category of elderly or aged over 65 years, has a history of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or other diseases.
But you do not need to worry, because the doctor must consider this before surgery. That is also the reason why the installation of the cranium was postponed until your mother's condition recovered, the doctor also prioritizes the safety of his patients, and does not want to endanger them. If a condition is considered high risk and not in accordance with its potential benefits, action will not be taken, even if it means the disease will not heal. An easy example is when there is late stage cancer in the elderly, and the cancer has spread everywhere. In this condition, operating it will not help much, so the doctor will not do it and prioritize patient comfort.
Therefore, the so-called risks must be there, and as medical personnel we have to convey all of these risks no matter how small so that patients and families know what they are facing. But there is no need to worry too much because the doctor will certainly not allow that to happen, and will try everything that can be done, to minimize the risk. So, hopefully answering your question.