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to reduce swelling dr removed a portion of skull

My cousin was involved in a fatal car accident 2 weeks ago and he is now in a coma. He is not brain dead but due to severe injuries to the brain he is on a life support. There are no other injuries. His heart, spinal cord and everything else is fine. In order to reduce swelling in the brain and pressure, doctors removed a portion of the skull. Swelling is reducing. What are his chances of survival and is there any advice?
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replied December 4th, 2018
It would be quite difficult to comment on the survival chances of a patient with traumatic brain injury. It depends upon the specific circumstances and the specific case as well as the extent of injury and associated complications. The treating physician team would assess the daily GCS score improvement and comment upon the prognosis accordingly.


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