June 10, 2017
A city hospital recently removed a complex tumour from the brain of a 10-year-old Sudanese boy successfully.
Mohammed Omer was referred to Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH) from Oman. Neurologist Dr. Arul Selvan analysed him.
Omer suffered from excruciating pain on the left side of the face that disturbed him severely and prevented him from attending school and investigation showed a deep seated tumour in the medial temporal lobe (deeper brain) close to vital structures and nerves that supply sensation to face, Dr. J.K.B.C. Parthiban, senior neurosurgeon of KMCH, said in a release today.
Subsequently the neuroscience division removed the complex tumour in a four-hour high intense microsurgery, using fluorescence dye optical visualisation and the cutting edge instrument CUSA (Cavitron Ultrasound Suction Aspirator).
The dye that get incorporated at tumour tissues helps in differentiating the tumour tissue from normal brain and CUSA helps in removing the cancer cells without disturbing normal tissue layer by layer, Dr. Parthiban said.
“The young boy has completely recovered and is getting ready for discharge. He is now healthy,” Dr. Parthiban said.
KMCH Chairman Dr. Nalla G. Palaniswami said Coimbatore has now become one of the preferred medical destination for patients from abroad particularly from African and Arab countries. “KMCH is standing tall in providing tertiary care to native population is also the final destination for patients suffering from brain tumours, spinal disorders and diseases that needed transplant surgery in renal, liver and heart,” he said.