Doctors begin tests on Michael’s Schumacher’s brain
(BDCi) — Doctors began tests on stricken Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher’s brain on Monday in a bid to precisely locate where he suffered massive damage in his accident.
Schumacher has been in an artificially induced coma for 15 days and remains stable, but critically ill.
The medical team treating him in Grenoble, France says that there are still great fears of “unexpected complications” such as a brain hemorrhage and infection. according to reports.
A small part of his skull has been removed in order to relieve pressure on his brain, according to Zurich paper this weekend.
Swiss neurosurgeon Frederic Rossi told the Zurich Tagesanzeiger that the list of dangers from such an operation “is long ranging from swelling to bleeding to the accidental opening of the brain’s outer membrane.”
Schumacher,45, was out skiing with friends and his 14-year-old son Mick on December 29 when he fell onto the rocks at the French resort in Meribel. He was helicoptered to the hospital and has been fighting for his life ever since.
His wife Corinna and his two children remain at his bedside in a constant vigil and high-profile figures from Formula 1, industry and showbiz continue to make brief visits to see him.