Surgery in Coma condition

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coma

Can Surgery be done for a patient who is in Coma?

If no, What is the medical reason ?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
 

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Drakkith
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Can Surgery be done for a patient who is in Coma?

If no, What is the medical reason ?
As @Drakkith says, yes. Do you have a particular condition or situation in mind? What prompts this question?
 
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Thanks.

As I check in wiki regarding coma, they haven't mentioned content for surgery in coma condition.

That was the reason for asking.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
 
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It can certainly be done and frequently is, for example following head injuries. It can complicate the job of the anaesthetist who is responsible monitoring the level of consciousness and of course the risk of awareness of pain, but if you think about it all general anaesthesia involves inducing a reversible coma.
 
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As I check in wiki regarding coma, they haven't mentioned content for surgery in coma condition.
Yes they did.
 

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