Tuesday, November 7, 2000
University of Hawaii baseball coach Les Murakami, who suffered a stroke Thursday, had "shown some improvement" today after undergoing brain surgery yesterday, according to a Queen's Medical Center spokesman.
after brain surgery
A Queen's Medical Center spokesman
says the procedure to relieve
pressure was successful
Murakami, 64, however, is still in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
The surgery was necessary because of swelling and pressure on Murakami's brain.
The procedure is called a craniotomy, and involved removal of a small part of his skull and temporal lobe of the brain.
Murakami has been totally sedated since Monday.
Murakami has directed the UH baseball program the past 30 years and owns a record of 1,079-570-4. He has said he will step down after the 2001 season.
Ka Leo O Hawaii