Experience in the treatment of the consequences of severe traumatic brain injury
AUTHORS : Angurgina T.M.
RELEVANT UNIVERSITIES : Ulan-Ude, Russia
YEAR : 2000 | Category : Experience
In 1997, parents turned to an appointment about their 21-year-old son, who was at home “bedridden” for a year after a severe traumatic brain injury, with loss of consciousness. A year ago, he was operated on for a contusion of the brain, traumatic brain injury, hematoma on the right. After surgery, total tetraplegia, contracture in the joints of the hands, feet, elbow and knee joints. On examination, the patient had no speech, oculomotor reflexes were reduced, severe cachexia, tube feeding, non-healing skin wound on the neck after a tracheostomy. Dry rales are heard in the lungs.