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Schumacher update: "Slight improvement after second operation"

  • Published on 31 Dec 2013 11:30
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  • By: Danny Sosef
Former Ferrari and Mercedes Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher underwent a second operation overnight to reduce cranial pressure on his brain after a terrifying ski-accident, which left the German in a medically-induced coma with severe brain haemorrhaging.

The 44-year old is still in a critical condition, although Professor Jean-Francois Payen who is one of many Doctors treating the German stated in a press conference held this morning that the situation is "More controlled than it was yesterday, but we are unable to say whether he is out of danger. However, we have noticed a slight improvement but once again, the coming hours are still critical with regards to strategy".

Professor Emmanuel Gay, another Doctor treating Schumacher spoke about the second operation that Michael had overnight; "We have decided to eliminate this haematoma which was situated to the left of the brain. This is different to the one which was removed the night before, as the haematoma was actually in the brain itself. We did this in order to reduce cranial pressure on the brain.

"On the CT scan that was carried out this morning, we can confirm that the haematoma was evacuated and the levels of cranial pressure have certainly improved. But the Controlled Scan also revealed that there are some other legions in the brain that have been affected and we will be monitoring it on an hourly basis."

The Doctors are also stating that it is "far too premature" to reveal anything about the future.

Tom Brooks
F1 Editor

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