Tumours removed through rare surgery

Published: 13th April 2013 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2013 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

The doctors at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences successfully removed two tumours in the head of a patient.

47-year-old Reghu from Kodakara, came with sudden onset of severe headache and double vision.

He was found to have two tumours (Pituitary macroadenoma and Olfactory groove meningioma) on the MRI.

After stabilising the patient with medications, he was taken for surgery through the nose-without opening the skull- navigation guided Endoscopic trans nasal approach and excision of both the lesions at the same sitting.

It is the first time that this approach has been attempted on a double lesion in Kerala.

The patient was discharged on the fifth post operative day.

The surgery was performed by neurosurgeons Dr Shyam Sundar S, Dr Dilip Panikar, ENT surgeon Dr Vineeth Vishwam and anaesthetist Dr Gokuldas, said a press release.


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