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Air bubbles in brain,severe headache during 8 th month of pregnancy

Severe headache during 8 th month of pregnancy and cause of headache was presence of 3 air bubbles at 3 different locations of brain said by the doctor and she was underwent surgery and baby was delivered during 8 th month,after delivery headache became more severe that she can't even hear a small sound...doctors said that it is a very critical condition and have to do surgery to remove bubbles.... Today nyt one surgery and tomorrow another surgery.... My question is surgery can be possible or not is it fatal
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987762 tn?1331027953
Hi and welcome,

I am so very sorry this is happening to your friend or loved one.....an air embolism, is gas trapped within the blood vessels, the bubbles will cut off the blood supply to a particular area of the body and once the arterial gas embolism reaches the brain, it is referred to as a cerebral embolism and can cause a major stroke.....it's actually quite rare and unfortunately what she's going through will not resolve with out surgical intervention, to do nothing would more likely result in very serious consequences and as frightening as brain surgery ever is, this will be her best preventative option!

Thinking of you and yours.......JJ
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