How is Cristina Kirchner’ surgery
Dr. Pedro Lylyk, director Eneri Medical Institute and Clinic La Sagrada Familia, in dialogue with the newspaper La Nacion talked baout the operation on President Cristina Kirchner.
“A tingling and muscle weakness in the left arm of President Cristina Kirchner, was the key to doctors decide to operate emergency the eventually chronic subdural hematoma that had been discovered last Saturday”.
How will be the neurosurgery on the president? Depending on the size and condition of the hematoma there are two different methods.
The first thing you will do is make two holes with a surgical drill of about 5/7 mm , add a cannula and there subdural drainage is performed. “They put serum and automatically is instilled serum and debris ofhematoma” .
The operation can be a little bit more complicate if the hematoma is greater. In this case, we need to do a craniotomy that involves making four holes to drill and extract a portion of skull about four to five centimeters square. Doctors remove the clot and closes again.
The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia but depending on patient age or other diseases can be local. The president should be between one and five hours in the operating room, depending on which method the surgeon choose.
After the operation, Cristina must be 24 hours in “strict observance” , so she will need intensive care. Then, until the third day, she will need to do a complete rest for a week and at “relative” rest for about a month.