What percent of brain stem stroke victims survive?

Question by serenity_172006: What percent of brain stem stroke victims survive?
My uncle had a brain stem stroke not long ago. He is doing much better now, but someone told us only 15% of victims actually survive. Is that true??

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Answer by zoticat
You’re correct that the prognosis is not very encouraging following brain-stem stroke. But the fact that your uncle is doing much better now is certainly a good indication, since many patients do not improve at all.

Don’t make yourself crazy with the percentages. Just be there for your family.

I wish you and your uncle good luck.

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    perrinediane May 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I will write back after talking to my husband/Dr. but I think it is the opposite, 85.4%. If I am incorrect, I will write again.

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    TweetyBird May 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    About 20-30% of all brain attack victims die but I don’t have the approximate figures for specifically brain stem attacks. The brain stem controls primary functions like consciousness, respiration, blood pressure, hearbeat, speech articulation and more. A 70% – 80% survival rate may be more accurate. Without brain stem activity there is brain death.

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