Surgeons remove 'world's largest brain tumour' that left man blind
23 February, 2018, 02:54 | Author: Andrea Terry
Doctors at Mumbai's BYL Nair hospital where he was treated said the tumour was so large "it appeared as if he had two heads mounted on top of each other".
Surgeons in India have successfully removed a 4-pound, 2-ounce brain tumor that they believe to be the world's largest.
In addition, around 10% of the growth was inside Pal's skull. Pal, post-surgery, is recovering in the intensive care unit at the hospital and is in stable condition.
Trimurti Nadkarni, the neurosurgeon who performed the surgery with a five-member medical team, said that Pal's tumor was much bigger than his head.
The tumor had been growing on Pal for the past three years but it grew rapidly over the past year.
The tumour had made Pal lose his vision and had also rendered him anaemic. "We have not found any tumor as big as this".
Manju said: "We are praying that he regains his vision". Pal's wife said that they approached three hospitals for help, but the doctors had all told them the tumor was inoperable. Though he is still blind, the team hopes that Mr Pal will regain vision as swelling in his brain, caused by the body responding to the trauma of surgery, continues to go down over time.
In addition to cutting away the growth, doctors had to remove skull bone that had moved into the brain.
. Dr. Nadkarni said, " Now it's a matter of recovery but he's [Pal] out of danger".
He needed a transfusion of 11 units of blood, and also had to spend three days on life support after the surgery, but is now thankfully on the mend.
But in a seven-hour operation, surgeons successfully removed the massive tumour along with skull bone which had invaded into the brain.
If the brain tumor is located in a place that makes it accessible for an operation, your surgeon will work to remove as much of the brain tumor as possible. The brain tumor, whose weight was estimated at approximately two kilograms, was sent to the pathology lab to establish its malignancy.
Dr. Nadkarni said that he had removed a tumor that weighed 1.4 kg (3.08 pounds) from a patient at the KEM Hospital, Pune, in 2002.
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