Changes In The Shape Of The Head After 4 Months Of Brain Surgery?
Hello, afternoon..rnMy sister had a hemorrhagic stroke 4 months ago, and brain surgery was performed. Currently, it is still undergoing therapy. what can be done? At the time of the operation, the family was not told how the operation was..
We don't know exactly how your sister underwent the surgery, so basically we can't really say much about this. However, in some brain surgery operations, part of the skull is temporarily stored in the abdominal cavity in a layer of fat to protect it. This causes the head to look deflated, because there is no skull. The storage of the skull is intended to provide an opportunity for healing in the problematic brain by providing free space so that the pressure is not too high. When it is normal, the skull will be reattached to its previous place. This procedure is known as a decompressive craniectomy. But once again our opinion does not represent the procedure performed on your sister because we did not follow the course of the operation. It is best of course to consult this directly with the neurosurgeon who performed the operation on your brother, to find out how he is progressing. Here we attach an external article regarding the craniectomy procedure. Hope it is useful.
dr. N. K. Arief