Hyderabad: A complex high-risk brain surgery was successfully performed on a Yemeni national at a private hospital in the city. The 65-year-old patient Ebrahim Ali Yahya Al-Gubari from Raimah, Yemen had multiple brain tumours- multicentric glioma. In such cases the tumour is present in multiple discrete locations inside the brain and Ebrahim’s tumour was initially diagnosed in Yemen as a grade-4 cancer.
“Multicentric glioma is very rare and the resection of tumours, if not done properly, increases the risk of post-operative neurological defects. Two lesions were present on the right side of Ebrahim’s brain. He had come to us with complaints of limb weakness and speech disturbances. He is undergoing radiotherapy and will leave for his country in a few days,” said Dr Rajashekhar Reddy, senior consultant neurosurgeon, Continental Hospitals.
Meanwhile, the hospital has recorded a steady rise in the number of patients from other countries opting for Hyderabad for treatment. The hospital, over the past two years, has treated 7,000 terminally-ill patients from other countries,” as per an official statement.
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