In the past five
years, specialists of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital "Monica Saenz
Pretelini" in Mexico City, prevented the deaths of 25 women with eclampsia
in their last weeks of pregnancy, which is the aggravation of hypertension,
causes the formation of clots in the brain risking the life of the patient and
is a major cause of maternal death.
Dr. Sergio Garcia
Barrios, neurosurgeon of this institution, explained that to avoid this problem
that can occur in the fifth month of pregnancy, specialists from the Mexico
State Health Institute (ISEM) performed a surgical procedure that helps relieve
intracranial pressure of the brains of patients.
Explained that, during
the surgical procedure, a multidisciplinary team remove very large fractions of
bone to prevent the brain gets compressed and do not let the pressure go to the
stem of life, which improves circulation and is achieved that the body can
receive more blood.
is a disease that can arrive to a woman after the fifth month of pregnancy. It
has no specific cause, but it is known that at this stage, the blood pressure
in the body, that promotes the formation of clots to the brain and can cause massive
bleeding rises "said Garcia Barrios.
To detect this
problem Dr. Garcia Barrios recommended that patients who are pregnant should
have medical regular consultation, to keep control.
If the patient
presents severe headache, vomiting, bleeding, decreased alertness and decreased
strength in half the body, is probably that the blood pressure is high and need
the intervention of a specialist.
specialist called the pregnant patients to visit their nearest health center at least once
a month, and avoid this condition that occurs one in every 2000 pregnancies and
reaches a death probability greater than 95 percent, if it´s not treated
a highly specialized center, the Perinatal Maternal Hospital "Monica Saenz
Pretelini" is the only one performing these procedures in the State of
Mexico that get to have cost up to one million pesos, investment absorbing
Seguro Popular and has already saved the lives of 25 patients.
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