DOCS: OP DIDN'T CAUSE ROCKER BRET MICHAELS BRAIN BLEED

Published on: April 27, 2010
DOCS: OP DIDN'T CAUSE ROCKER BRET MICHAELS BRAIN BLEED

As chances dim for a full recovery, doctors say that BRET MICHAELS' emergency appendectomy didn't lead to his shocking brain hemorrhage.

The medical profession has struck back at wild speculation fueled  by bloggers that the Bret's prior op caused the now-deadly bleeding at the base of Bret's brain stem.

"It is highly uncommon for a prior surgery to produce a brain hemorrhage," said Dr. Ezriel Kornel, a neurosurgeon  American Association of Neurological Surgeons board member.

Whatever the cause be it diabetes of high blood pressure, Michaels' chances don't look good for a full recovery.

"About 40% of patients with a brain hemorrhage die within the first three months," revealed Dr. Brian Silver, a Detroit stroke neurologist.

 "In terms of survivors, probably half will have a residual disability. Only between 10 and 20% make a good recovery."