SANTA MONICA, Fla.
— South Shore neurology says it has developed a way to restore function to a patient who suffered a brain aneurysm in a fall while skiing at the South Shore Alpine Club.
In the past, aneuries have resulted in paralysis and brain damage, but this time around the patient was able to walk again and was able even to open her eyes and breathe again.
Dr. Joseph DeSantis says the patient has no history of brain anemias and is doing great.
“She’s got a lot of progress that’s happening, she’s not going to be paralyzed anymore,” DeSantson said.
This is just the latest example of the importance of early diagnosis, early treatment, early intervention and being proactive about it, DeSanteson said, adding the patient is doing well.
The South Shore Association says this is a great example of how an aneurymic can be repaired in less than a day.
We’re really excited about it because it’s an example of an early diagnosis and we know that if we get it right, we can save a lot more lives,” association president Dan Farr said.
Dr. DeSantos said it was important to find out if the patient had other problems.
One of the main problems with a stroke is that the brain has to repair itself in the brain and the aneurisms can sometimes cause that.”
It’s really hard to see, but I would do the exact same thing, just like in skiing,” De Santos said.
The patient, a 17-year-old, is expected to be discharged from the hospital in about a week.
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