Posted by: wockhardthospitals | August 11, 2009

Removal of Brain Tumour Through The Eye Brow

Patient went to an Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) as she had difficulty in seeing. The ophthalmologist found that she could not see properly in her right eye. She was advised a scan of brain and a tumour was found pressing the right optic nerve. With that problem she came to Wockhardt Hospitals and visited the Neuro department.

When she visited she was also having a severe headache as she had sinusitis. She was initially treated for sinusitis with antibiotics. Once the infection subsided the patient underwent removal of the tumour.

This tumour could have been removed either through the nose or through the skull. Since she recently had an infection, the nose route was not considered as it would risk brain infections. Then it was decided to use the Minimally invasive approach to the brain just above the eyebrow. Advantages of this is that the brain retraction (lifting of brain for reaching the tumour) would be minimized.

She was discharged within 2 days after the operation. Patient did well after the surgery and her vision continues to improve.

Surgery was conducted by Dr. Rajakumar,

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals.


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