Neurologic Emergencies After Neurosurgery

  • G. S. Umamaheswara Rao
  • Radhakrishnan Muthuchellappan


Brain oedema, seizures, intracranial haemorrhage, ischemic infarction, and cranial nerve palsies are some of the common neurologic complications encountered in the postoperative period. Some of these complications are life-threatening. Frequent clinical examinations and diagnostic imaging studies are required to recognise these complications in time. Immediate management minimises the damage done to the patient.


Complications Neurosurgery Postoperative haematoma Seizure Unconsciousness Visual loss Intracranial hypotension Brain swelling Autonomic dysfunction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Umamaheswara Rao
    • 1
  • Radhakrishnan Muthuchellappan
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)BangaloreIndia

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