Doctors successfully removes Muskmelon sized Tumour from the brain of a 28 year old Yemeni

Bangalore, 10th June, 2017: Doctors at Fortis Hospital, BG Road in Bangalore successfully removed a Muskmelon sized tumour from the brain of a 28 year old recently. The tumour has grown for more than four years and was sized about 7.8*8.1*8.1 cm along the midline occupied almost sixty percent of the brain. The team of doctors led by Dr D V Rajakumar, Director, Neurosurgery, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore conducted a navigation guided right Front Parietal Craniotomy and Tumour excision to remove this huge tumour.

Mohammed Ahmed was admitted to Fortis Hospital withcomplaint of severe headache he was suffering for four years. The situationfurther deteriorated as he had episodes of nausea regularly. Furtherexamination and diagnosis, it was deliberated and concluded that conservativemedication is not going to relieve him from nauseating headache. A surgery wasplanned to remove the tumour to eliminate the risk of severe brain damage andcoma that the patient was prone to.  

Explaining severity of the case, Dr. D VRajakumar said, “All these years, the patient has undergoneexcruciating headache. As the situation deteriorated, he was running the riskof severe brain damage. We used 3D microscope to ascertain the exact conditionof the brain and the tumour. We deliberated and decided to operate as it wasimportant to remove the humongous tumor to save his life.” 

The clinical excellence of the case lie in thecomplexity of the case. Speaking about the complexity, Dr Rajakumar added, “Thebrain surgery may be particularly complicated if the boundaries of the tumourcannot easily be identified at surgery, or if the tumour is invading criticalstructures such as blood vessels or cranial nerves. Once the tumour wasremoved, we had to ensure that there is no significant bleeding and that thepatient is stable.” The success of the procedure lies in making anincision in the scalp and removing a window of bone from skull to remove thetumour. The bone is secured back in position at the end of the operation. 

A visibly relieved Mohammed Ahmed said, “Iwas scared after knowing about the huge tumour in my brain. The unbearableheadache was agonizingly painful and affected my quality of life. Many doctorsthat I visited said that my condition is critical with little chance oftreatment. However, doctors at Fortis Hospital not only removed the tumour butalso gifted me a much better quality of life. Today, I am happy that I nolonger get those lingering headaches. All my family and friends are elated thatwe chose to come to India for treating my brain tumour. I remain indebted tothe doctors and nurses for their excellent care and treatment.”

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