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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 |

Brain Tumor Surgery: International Patient Testimonial – Mrs. Maria Ankomal

Mrs. Maria Ankomal’s elder brother was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor and required immediate medical attention. Within 2 days of his admission, the staff did detailed tests and investigations and was immediately taken to the operation theatre for brain tumours under the guidance of Dr. Alok Ranjan, top Neurosurgeon at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad. Watch as a patient’s siste talks about the procedure and their personal experience with Dr. Alok Ranjan, and other support staff for the high-quality service he received for his Liver Transplant treatment.
Brain tumors that originate in brain cells are called primary brain tumors. The most common primary brain tumors are gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, vestibular schwannomas, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (medulloblastomas). The term glioma includes glioblastomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and ependymomas.

Symptoms to Look For:
Headache, Seizures, Speech problems, Imbalance or difficulty in walking, Impaired vision or a restricted visual field

Having any of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, but if one or more of them is noticed for more than two weeks, then a doctor must be seen and an immediate health screening is a must.

Diagnosis of Brain cancer can be done by Physical examination, MRI or CT scan, Biopsy through surgery or Stereotactic brain biopsy. The most widely used treatments are surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Many people with brain tumors undergo surgery or stereotactic brain surgery in which the tumor is removed with the assistance of image guidance, leaving the healthy brain relatively intact. Know more at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad