What is a Cerebral Anoxia?
Cerebral anoxia is a condition where there is an absence of oxygen to the brain, i.e., oxygen deprivation. With oxygen deprivation, the cells of the brain die within several minutes. Cerebral anoxia can be caused by a number of events, including the following:
- smoke inhalation during a fire
- medical malpractice
- oxygen deprivation during birth (may cause cerebral palsy)
- anesthetic accident before or after surgery
- car accident where the vehicle burns and the person is trapped inside the car for period of time
- any accident where there is significant blood loss (blood carries oxygen to the brain)
- carbon-monoxide poisoning
Cerebral anoxia may result in severe brain damage or death. Recovery depends on how long the brain has been deprived of oxygen and how much brain damage has occurred. Even if there is “recovery,” there may be permanent psychological and neurological damage.
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