Management Of Hydrocephalus And Brain Tumors?
In the morning, I want to ask .. My mother diagnosed with a brain tumor. Previously, there was a treatment regarding hydrocephalus by surgery. not aware or not, his eyes are open. Occasionally now some of the legs and arms are moving … But they can’t communicate yet. Is it really a condition like my mother who has a brain tumor and hydrocephalus could be unconscious ?? How long does it take to regain consciousness?
Hello Ndra Waty, thank you for asking.
Brain tumors and hydrocephalus can be two interrelated or unrelated things. In the brain and spine, there is cerebrospinal fluid that fills the space between dense tissue and the lining of the lining, which serves to protect the brain from collisions, as well as a medium for delivering nutrients, oxygen, and other substances needed by brain cells. Tumors affecting the system that handle the formation of these fluids can cause hydrocephalus complications. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of excessive cerebrospinal fluid volume. Hydrocephalus can cause pressure on brain tissue, thus damaging brain cells. Thus, in addition to looking for tumors and trying to remove all tumors, the doctor will also try to remove excessive cerebrospinal fluid.
Emphasis on the brain by hydrocephalus and brain tumors, causing various brain function disorders. The brain is the center of all bodily functions, including the function of consciousness. Therefore, all forms of disorders of the brain have the potential to cause a decrease in consciousness.
In the medical term used the term decreased consciousness, meaning that someone is at a level of consciousness below the normal person. There are various levels of consciousness, ranging from full awareness (compos mentis), confusion, disorientation, delirium (raving), lethargy (diminished response accompanied by bodily weakness), stupor (not responding), to coma which is the lowest level of consciousness.
A person's awareness is assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale which assesses eye-opening response, speech response, and limb motion response. The highest value for full awareness is 15 and the lowest value for commas is 3. A person can be at any level of consciousness, depending on the severity of the condition. Someone can look open eyes but do not respond well. Conversely, someone can babble and do uncontrolled movements, but cannot open eyes. In essence, all levels of consciousness that are not the same as healthy individuals, are included in a decrease in consciousness.
You can discuss this with the doctor who treats your mother. Talk about current conditions, possible healing, complications, and follow-up.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully broaden your horizons. Regards.