Brain Tumor Removed through Nasal Cavity:Expanded Endoscopic Transnasal Surgery

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In a unique path-breaking surgery the neurosurgery team at Wockhardt Hospitals, Bangalore, performed a pioneering technique by which a brain tumor was removed using a 4mm endoscope that was guided through the patient’s nasal cavity. The surgery which demands exceptional skill and specialized equipment, was conducted on a 40 year old woman who was diagnosed with a brain tumor measuring 2 cm.

Endoscopes have been previously used for brain surgeries related to cavities within the brain and to remove tumors from the pituitary gland through the nose. But this is the first reported case in the country where an endoscope was used to remove a brain tumor from the sellaturcia without an open surgery.


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