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Recovery From Surgery for Neurocysticercosis in Children

This page was last updated on January 25th, 2023

Postoperative Orders

  • Intensive care unit: Reserved for acutely ill patients and those needing intracranial pressure monitoring.
  • Intravenous fluids replacement: As usual
  • Respiratory support: Whenever needed.
  • Physical therapy: Mobilization as soon as possible.
  • Antiparasitic drugs: As usually scheduled.
  • Antiepileptic drugs: As preoperatively.
  • Corticosteroids: As preoperatively. Decrease doses gradually after 6-8 weeks (59).

Postoperative imaging

  • CAT or MRI: Performed within 24 hours of the initial procedure as baseline for future evaluation.
  • Ultrasonography: Bedside cranial ultrasound may be helpful in infants and to avoid mobilization for other studies.

Postoperative consultations

  • Pediatricians
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Postoperative Morbidity

  • No specific morbidities.

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