Hypoxic encephalopathy
My mother recently had colostomy closure minor surgery. Until d surgery she ws fine. But after completion of surgery she had sudden cardiac arrest. CPR done and all vital organs are normal. She moves eyes, arms, legs n sometimes speaks which ws not clear n responds sometimes. After MRI scan the report says "symmetric signal change in bilateral thalami and head of caudate nuclei-Hypoxic encephalopathy" Please suggest whether this condition is curable or not.
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Dr. G P Dureja
Pain Management Specialist 36 yrs exp Delhi
Unfortunately Hypoxic ishaemic encephalopathy as such carries a poor prognosis if recovery doesn't start soon with in 48 hours. Line of management is conservative mostly. What she needs the most at this time is her family by her side. Take care.
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