How such patients are sent home

Neurologist Dr Arun Kumar Sharma EXPLAINS. “In brain hemorrhage patients .there is pressure build –up in the cranium due to swelling and oedema, When traditional therapy falls, doctors have to remove a portion of the cranium to release the pressure created .

“This is especially done if a patient has to be airlifted and there is fear of more pressure build-up .In such cases the dura which is a thick skin under the cranium, is used to cover the internal parts of the brain.

Surgeons ensure that the small portion of the cranium that is removed is kept in a sterilized solution. Once the patient reaches his/her destination, the piece of cranium is placed back surgically, bone cement is put and the dura stitched over it