Meningocele Surgery On The Head?
, I want to ask my newborn baby with meningocele disease, the doctor recommends surgery that cuts out the brain that does not work, but the brain is fine, ask my question, after the operation cuts the brain that comes out, and closed the braincase that is not closed properly , if my child can be normal like other children, please explain
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also concerned about your child's condition. Meningocele is a condition of congenital abnormalities that is quite rare. In this condition, there is a large lump filled with fluid that covers the spinal cord and spinal cord. This condition occurs due to abnormalities in the formation of the spine as long as your child is still in the form of an embryo in the womb. This condition can actually be minimized by the possibility of adequate consumption of folic acid by the mother during pregnancy.
Regarding your question, as soon as a child is diagnosed with meningocele, the doctor will generally schedule an operation as soon as possible. This is because fast action can prevent the child from the risk of infection, swelling and further damage to the spine, nerves, and brain. If a part is damaged due to an action that is not immediately taken, the operation cannot repair it.
So in general, if the meningocele condition can be treated quickly, the sufferer can develop and grow large in number. But specifically in the condition of your child, we can not convey it because we do not examine it directly and do not know the severity.
Our advice, you should confirm this again with the doctor who treats your child, about the diagnosis, the cause, the procedure, the risk of complications and the most important is how much he hopes to grow like a normal child with his present condition. Because direct examination is very important in determining the diagnosis and specific healing expectations for each patient with any disease. Apart from that, we encourage you to obey the advice of your doctor, because your child will need immediate action. So, hopefully answering your question.