A rare spinal surgery was performed by Dr Sandeep Vaishya, Director, Neurosurgery and his team on a 43 year old patient from Punjab. The disorder that the patient suffered from left him paraplegic with a very crooked spine and with minimal bladder and bowel control. It was a case of one of the largest meningomyelocele removed, according to Dr Sandeep Vaishya, measuring 85 cms in circumference. Doctors drained out seven liters of spinal fluid post-surgery. The swelling in the patient’s lower back only kept increasing with each passing year. The surgery was successful and the patient was discharged “seven kilos lighter” on June 21.

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