May 10th, 2012
Dr Arvind Malhotra, MS FICS Mch Neurosurgery Consultant Spine & Neurosurgeon, sheds light on two rare neuro surgeries
Patiala: Neurosurgery in India as a specialty has grown very rapidly with giant strides in technology and training of neurosurgeons in modern techniques
In order to provide information to the public on recent advances in neurological disorders, Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala held an open discussion on May 8th2012, where two rare neuro surgeries were discussed.
Dr Arvind Malhotra, MS FICS Mch Neurosurgery Consultant Spine & Neurosurgeon shared his experience and complications that he faced while operating the two patients.
One of them suffered from Acoustic Scwhannoma (a non cancerous tumor of hearing); where a ball size tumor was successfully operated from 45 yrs old Female patient.
While the second patient suffered from Olfactory Groove Meningioma (a large benign tumor); where a cricket ball size tumor was successfully removed from a 60 year old patient.
Explaining the two cases, Dr Arvind Malhotra said, “Acoustic tumors are benign tumors of the hearing nerve and are in a sensitive area of brain where the centre for sensations of face, eyes, swallowing are present. Any damage can lead to permanent disability and even death.”
“Olfactory Groove Meningioma arises from the nerve of smell which runs between nose and brain. These compress vision nerves and frontal lobes with resulting blindness and mental behaviour changes. Such surgeries are difficult, as all nerves and vessels of the brain are in centre where the tumor is located. Precision and right technical help are two important things which are needed for such surgeries.”
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
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