Boy With Rare Brain Disease Treated at GH

Published: 11th December 2014 05:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2014 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Doctors at  the Neuro Surgery Department of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) performed a rare surgery on an eight-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with brain aneurysm (ballooning of arteries), recently.

Dr-Ranganathan.jpgV Tamilselvan, son of Vetrivel and Kiliammal from Vellore district, was referred to RGGGH from a private hospital, after he suffered loss of consciousness and headache. An MRI of the brain and CT angiogram showed an aneurysm in the brain. Speaking to reporters, Dr Ranganathan Jothi, head of the department of neuro surgery, RGGGH, said that the patient had become unconscious after the aneurysm artery in the brain ruptured. “It is the rarest of rare case in children. Usually, this condition occurs in the age group of 30-40. This is the first such case in the pediatric neuro surgery department of the hospital. The condition required immediate surgery to avoid loss of life. The aneurysm blood vessel was detected and titanium aneurysmal clips were used to arrest the rupture. Now, the child is doing well after 10 days of surgery,” he added.

The doctor added that aneurysms occured among 10 per one lakh population, and around 20-30 of them died of aneurysmal rupture. The department also performed microvascular decompression surgery (a surgical procedure that relieves abnormal compression of a cranial nerve) on 60-year-old Michael Raj, and a surgery to correct corrosion of C1 and C2 vertebrae due to tuberculosis on 15-year-old Priyadarshini from Thiruvottiyur.

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