Apollo Hospital gives new lease of life to young brain tumour patient

Brain Tumour patient recovering after successful surgery at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.
Brain Tumour patient recovering after successful surgery at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 7: Amidst Coronavirus fear, Doctors at Indraprastha Apollo gave fresh lease of life to 19-year-old male by performing successfully surgery for rare brain tumour.
As per spokesperson, 19-year-old Jaivin Sehgal, was presented with recurrent episodes of loss of consciousness and constipation.
“After being treated for constipation at various other centres in Delhi, his condition deteriorated. After a week, when he was brought to Indraprastha Apollo he was diagnosed with a neurological abnormality called hypothalamicglioma (a rare kind of tumour) in the brain. It is a rare tumour usually found in children and young adults. These tumours have symptoms like headaches, seizures, irritability, vomiting, visual difficulties and weakness or numbness of the extremities,” spokesperson added..
Dr Sudheer Tyagi, Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, who was leading this extremely critical surgery with his team, said,” When tumours appear in such critical locations in the brain, it is very important for the surgeon to ensure that the surgery is done with absolute preciseness. In Jaivin’s case, total excision of the tumours was done under a microscope. In this very demanding surgery, we had two tasks at hand, extracting the tumour without causing harm to any other nerves and ensuring that other parts of the brain remain untouched. The surgery was done successfully, and we saw immediate improvement in Jaivin’s condition in two days”.
Patient’s father expressed his gratitude to the team and said that they approached lot of doctors at various hospitals in the past 7 days but none of the doctors were able to diagnose his son’s condition and felt satisfied that Dr Sudheer, not only diagnosed the complicated condition but adopted the correct line of treatment, adding that his son felt better now within two days of the surgery.
Hypothalmic gliomas are usually benign, slow-growing brain tumours as these tumours are usually located at the base of the brain, the surgeries are difficult and life threatening.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is among the very few Neuro centres in Delhi NCR that is equipped with expertise of the Microscopic Excision surgery.