A team led by Dr Nitin Dange, Neurosurgeon at Global Hospital, Parel successfully performed a complex brain tumor resection surgery on Ganesh Bhor, a 29-year-old neuro technician, who was brought almost brain dead to the emergency. Tests done revealed that he was having acute hydrocephalus (a condition in which an accumulation of excess Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain) due to a brain tumor. A timely intervention by the Neuro Department gave this patient a new lease of life.
Patient Ganesh Bhor was complaining of headache owing to which he could not concentrate on his work or carry out his daily chores. Along with headache, there was slurring of speech for 15 days and fever for three days. He had altered sensorium and later on, became unconscious and was shifted to Global Hospital. On the investigation, his CT scan report showed that there was an excess amount of fluid in the brain ventricles. This condition which increases the pressure of fluid in the brain is called Acute Hydrocephalus. The patient was intubated, and then put on a ventilator. Later, an MRI was done and it revealed that there was a colloid cyst in the center of the brain which needed urgent intervention. Hence, Dr Nitin Dange and Dr Pankaj Agarwal decided to operate and remove the cyst along with a VP Shunt.
Dr Nitin Dange, Neurosurgeon at Global Hospital, said, “Emergency Ventricular tap was done in casualty that drains Cerebrospinal Fluid in non-communicating hydrocephalus. After doing so, the pressure came down and he became conscious. Then, VP shunt was performed (it is a surgery to drain excess Cerebrospinal Fluid in the cavities (ventricles) of the brain (hydrocephalus). ”