Four-year-old with brain tumour gets new life

Chennai: Doctors at Gleneagles Global Health City performed a seven-hour complex re-craniotomy surgery on a four-year-old child to remove a brain tumour from the brain stem.

The child had complaints about inability to walk independently, talk clearly and deviation of her eyes since March, 2020.

A detailed assessment revealed a tumour, measuring nearly 6 by 4 cms, occupying and compressing the entire brainstem.

Dr Nigel Symss performed the surgery with Dr Ramanan. She underwent a re-craniotomy. Highly sophisticated equipment like operating microscope, navigation, cavitron ultrasonic aspirator (CUSA) and intraoperative neuromonitoring were used to remove the tumour from the brainstem.