Schumacher shows slight improvement after second op

Tuesday 31st December 2013, 11:06 by TF1T Staff 

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Michael Schumacher's condition showed slight signs of improvement according to his medical team who once again briefed the media on Tuesday morning.

The 44-year-old remains in an induced coma but, following a scan on Monday night, he showed "an improved condition" which allowed for a second operation to take place with the approval of his family.

That second operation has reduced the pressure on his brain and a subsequent scan after the two-hour procedure showed a further "slight improvement".

His doctor however warned that he's "not out of danger" yet and remains in a "critical condition".

"We can't say he is out of danger but... we have gained a bit of time,'' said Dr Jean-Francois Payen. "The coming hours are crucial.

"But all the family is very much aware that his state is still sensitive and anything can happen."

Dr Emmanual Gay explained yesterday's procedure in more detail.

"There was one haeatoma that was larger and more accessible, so we were able to get rid of that without any risk.

"Thanks to that we were better able to control inter-cranial pressure. There's still a lot of haermorraging."

The doctors warned that they could'nt predict what state Schumacher would be in when he was eventually removed from his induced coma.

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