Indian surgeons removed a nearly 2-kilogram brain tumor
In a hospital in Mumbai, surgeons removed a 31-year-old man’s brain tumor that weighed 1.8 kilograms. Doctors say it may be the world’s largest brain tumor. The operation took place on February 14 and lasted seven hours.
Although the operation was performed on February 14, doctors only reported it now because they were not sure if it was completely successful. – The patient is recovering well and is no longer in any danger – Dr. Trimurti Nadkarni, head of neurosurgery at Nair Hospital in Mumbai, said in an interview with the BBC.
The patient is Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper with p The northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Before the surgery, the man had lived with the tumor for three years and watched it grow. Growth has accelerated over the past year. Pal’s brother said that within a month, the tumor had grown by nearly three centimeters. Chemotherapy did nothing, the tumor continued to sł.
Due to the tumor, the 31-year-old lost his eyesight. The doctors said that about 10 percent. The tumor was inside the skull and was pressing on the m zg, it caused loss of vision. But they are of good cheer. If the treatment is successful, there is a good chance that Pal will regain his sight.
As Pala’s wife told the local press, doctors from three mary hospitals in Uttar Pradesh said the tumor was inoperable and could not be removed.
Indian surgeons remove world's largest brain tumor
Santlal Pal, a cloth seller, had a 4.1lbs (1.9kg) mass pulled out by a team of experts at the BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in Mumbai in a mammoth operation. They claim it is heavier than any be… https://t.co/dJMyIFd90x
– Such cases are critical,” said Dr. Nadkarni. – It was as if the patient had a second head. The operation was a real challenge – he added in an interview with reporters „Indian Express”. He added at the same time that the patient needed 11 units of blood during the operation. He spent three days after surgery hooked up to a ventilator.
Doctors hope that the pal wr ci to full health. However, this remains to be seen after treatment.