Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Rehabilitation of Vegetative State after Operation for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Elderly for 6 Months: A Case Report and Literature Review

Shuang Ma1, Chao Chen1, Jin-Wei Liu1, Fang Wang1,2, Ni-hui Zhang1,2 and Nan Peng2*

1Graduate School of Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Second Medical Center & National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Diseases, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China

*Correspondance to: Nan Peng 

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Abstract

Background: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) often occurs in the wartime and military training, and severe TBI could easily lead to vegetative state and disability. There are few reports focusing on vegetative state rehabilitation after TBI. Case Report: We reported an elderly case who was in the vegetative state for 6 months after operation for severe TBI due to a fall from a height. After a series of comprehensive rehabilitation treatments (i.e., the awakening, cognition, limbs, swallowing, nutrition, etc.), the recovery effects of consciousness, cognition and limb function were satisfactory. Conclusion: Significant rehabilitation had been observed in this elderly case in the vegetative state for 6 months after severe TBI.

Citation:

Ma S, Chen C, Liu J-W, Wang F, Zhang N-H, Peng N. Rehabilitation of Vegetative State after Operation for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Elderly for 6 Months: A Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3489..

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