Wednesday, January 4, 2012

804. Against Hospital Advice: Biopsy and lumbar tap discouraged for 76-year-old mother diagnosed with massive stroke

AGAINST HOSPITAL ADVICE

I read in www.asiaone.com.sg while in Eastern Europe last week. The writer said he sent his mum to Changi General Hospital. 2 neutosurgeons and 2 visiting ones said his mum could have brain cancer and would not do a biopsy and lumbar tap due to high risk v. benefit.

The son scoured the internet and found a specialist who treated his mother at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and did the two tests. His mother had a brain infection and had since recovered!

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