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Neurosurgery for Stroke

Stroke

Neurosurgeon for Stroke

Brain cell function requires a constant delivery of oxygen and glucose from the bloodstream. A stroke, brain attack or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is disrupted, causing brain cells to die. Blood flow can be compromised by a variety of mechanisms.

  • Blockage of an Artery in the brain
  • Rupture of an artery (hemorrhage)

Signs And Symptoms Of Stroke

The signs and symptoms of a stroke often develop quickly. However, they can develop over hours or even days.

  • Numbness or sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion or trouble speaking
  • Severe headache with no known cause
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Paralysis

How is it Diangose

Migraine is a form of vascular headache which can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head.

  • You may have several blood test
  • The MRI can diagnose a stroke as early as 45 minutes from the onset
  • If the patient cannot be taken for MRI then a good alternative will be CT Scan of the Brain