A 41-year-old woman was blessed with life after successful removal of a cyst weighing 200 gm from her brain at a city hospital in Faridabad on Wednesday. According to the doctors, a woman named Shanti got diagnosed of the problem a few months ago. She complained of tremendous pain and she was unable to walk or stand without a support. After a MRI of her head, a large hollow stone like tumour/cyst was found in her brain. It was of size of an egg with a hard surface and brain cells around it.
She was admitted at the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), where a team of doctors was constituted to study her case and a decision was taken to perform a surgery on her.
"We tested the foreign matter and discovered that it was caused by some parasite. Such parasites in the brain are known to cause soft balloon like cysts in some patients, but this type of hard structure and size has never been reported in medical literature," said Mukesh Pandey, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at AIMS.
Doctors had to be extra careful while removing the cyst as it contained toxic fluids as well. If the fluids leaked out into her brain, it could have caused severe damage or have formed more cysts. It could have killed the patient. It took around four hours to complete the surgery.
"It was a challenging surgery as we had to remove this egg-shaped cyst completely and in one piece without causing any damage to the brain. It was about 200gm in weight and measured 8cmX8cm in size," said Kamal Verma, Director of Neurosurgery at AIMS.
According to the doctor, after a couple of weeks, the patient has recovered and is now fit to do her daily chores.
"Shanti can carry out her daily chores smoothly and has no problems with her speech now. She thanked AIMS for giving her a new life," said one of the doctors.
(With IANS Inputs)