Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Nose surgery ended in brain damage

Nose surgery ended in brain damage

A routine operation for treating rhinorrhea and sneezing due to sinusitis resulted in a 6 month hospital stay after the ENT surgeon penetrated the patientsí brain, causing reduced vision, problems reading, writing and speaking, and poor memory and concentration. The patient and his family were initially informed that he had suffered a stroke while under anesthetic and required neurological specialist intervention. A family friend, who is a radiologist, independently reviewed the manís head scans and discovered that his neurological disabilities were in fact due to surgical complications. He subsequently moved to a different hospital to fix a hole in his skull and reduce further insult to his brain. The patient won compensation and the surgeon continues to practise.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Nose surgery ended in brain damage

Date: 15 November 2005


Author: Megan Lloyd Davies


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Less deforming surgery may be just as effective in the treatment of chondrosarcoma
  • Less known reflux affects throat
  • Less sleep with age not normal
  • Life expectancy to reach 100 over next two generations
  • Life expectancy varies between men and women
  • Lifestyle factors are the biggest cause of cancer
  • Limonoids found in citrus fruits could be a potential cancer destroyer
  • Link between asthma and increased risk of bacterial complications
  • Link between high carb diet and breast cancer is misleading
  • Lipitor of little benefit to diabetics with renal failure
  • Liposuction may cure many life-threatening illnesses in obese people

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise