Endoscopic Removal Of Brain Tumor Through Nose - A Breakthrough In Neuro Surgery
Neuro Surgeons at Wockhardt Hospital Bangalore have pioneered technique of removing a meningioma brain tumor using a endoscope through he nose. The successful removals of this kind of tumor through the nose require exceptional skills.
By: Wockhardt Hospitals
Endoscpoic neurosurgery involves the insertion of an endoscope, or tiny video camera, through a small incision to treat a range of neurological conditions. The result is
• Faster and simpler procedure
• Reduced post –operative complications
• Faster recovery
• Less pain and scarring
MINIMALLY INVASIVE EXPANDED ENDOSCOPIC TRANS –NASAL APPROACH
The endoscopic trans –nasal approach is performed through the nostrils. A natural passage way exists at the back end of the nose leading into the sphenoid sinus (an air filled cavity in the depth of the skull), which can be enlarged so that the endoscope and instruments can pass into this air filled cavity. From this region the sella turcica is easily accessed, which is the location of pituitary gland. Neurosurgeons use this route normally to remove the tumor from pituitary (the master glad).
BREAK THROUGH IN BRAIN TUMOR SURGERY- FIRST TIME IN INDIA
(REMOVAL OF BRAIN TUMOR THROUH NOSE)
The surgery was performed on a 40 year old lady who was detected with a tumor measuring 2 cm which was pressuring her right optic nerve and therefore, threatening her vision. The patient was examined by Dr Rajakumar , Neurosurgeon and his team, and several tests including the MRI were performed. This was a pioneering technique of removing a meningioma (a type of benign brain tumor) using a endoscope through he nose. The successful removals of this kind of tumor through the nose require exceptional skills. This technique has created ripples in the health care community. Generally it is hazardous to perform this surgery without perquisite skill and specialized equipment.
Dr DV Rajakumar has rich experience in the field of neurosurgery and has undergone a clinical fellowship in skull base surgery at Wayne state University, Detroit U.S.A. He has over 17 years of experience as a neurosurgeon. He has completed his neurosurgery training programme from NIMHANS, Bangalore. His areas of interest have been brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases and spine. His areas of interest have been brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases and spine. He is one of the very few neurosurgeons to conduct endoscopic brain tumor removal in India. He is developing newer approaches and methods of dealing with complex brain and spine lesions and this is one such example of harnessing skill and technology.
Wockhardt Hospitals Brain and Spine care department is fully equipped with semi –robotic microscopes neuronavigation facility and with cranial and spinal endoscopy MRI and CT compatible stereotaxy for functional neurosurgery. Minimal invasive instrumentation helps optimize function, maximizes survivorship and accelerates recovery.
Wockhardt Hospital Brain and Spine care offers exceptional care through its interdisciplinary team of leading neurosurgeons, neurologists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons ,maxillofacial surgeons, radiation oncologist and interventional radiologists facilitates treatment of complex brain and spine problems.
Wockhardt Brain and spine care team comprises of experienced neurosurgeons like Dr Rajakumar Mch, Dr .K.N. Krishna Mch and neurologists like Dr Udaya Shankar , who are full time consultants .
As an associate hospital of Harvard Medical International,the global arm of Harvard Medical School,Wockhardt’
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