Muskmelon sized tumour removed from Yemeni patient's brain

Muskmelon sized tumour removed from Yemeni patient's brain
A muskmelon-sized tumour was removed from the brain of a 28-year old Yemeni patient at a private hospital here, relieving him of persisting headache suffered for four years.

The tumour had grown for more than four years and was sized about 7.8x8.1x8.1 cm along the midline occupying almost 60 per cent of the brain of Mohammed Ahmed, doctors at the Fortis Hospital said today.

A team of doctors led by Neurosurgery Director D V Rajakumar removed the tumour by performing a surgical opening through the skull, a release said.

After admission in the hospital recently, the patient's situation further deteriorated as he had episodes of nausea regularly, following which they decided to perform the surgery.

"We used 3D microscope to  ascertain the exact condition of the brain and the tumour. We deliberated and decided to operate as it was important to remove the humongous tumor to save his life," Dr Rajakumar said.

Stating that he was "scared" after knowing about the  huge tumour in his brain, Ahmed said many doctors he visited  said his condition was critical with little chance of treatment.

  "I am happy that I no longer get those lingering  headaches. All my family and friends are elated that we chose  to come to India for treating my brain tumour," he added.

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