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Stow Undergoes Emergency Surgery

According to family, the paramedic is showing some movement


 
 

Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer | | Thursday, July 21, 2011


Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a beating outside Dodger Stadium, had to undergo emergency surgery earlier this week at San Francisco General Hospital, his family said.

According to a post on the family's website, doctors had to do the surgery Monday morning after fluid built up in Stow's head and prompted a 30-second seizure. Such seizures can cause further brain damage.

The family said Stow's doctor, Geoff Manley, removed a prosthetic bone flap that had been put in Friday and then removed a "growth" he discovered. Stow had been without a portion of his skull since his initial surgery in Los Angeles after the March 31 beating.

Manley then installed a device to help drain the fluid, the family said.

"The four of us couldn't get to the hospital fast enough, where we stayed all day by his side," the family wrote, referring to Stow's mother, father and two sisters. By the end of the day, they said, Stow was showing "some movements and slight right eye opening."

Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said Stow remained in serious condition.

Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic and father of two from Santa Cruz, was attacked by two men in Dodgers attire after an Opening Day game between the Giants and Dodgers. Police arrested a suspect, 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez, but he has not been charged in connection with the beating.

Bryan Stow was attacked after the Giants' opener in L.A.



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