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Brain Tumor

Brain Tumor Doctor in Delhi India

A brain tumour is a mass of abnormal tissue growing in any part of the brain. For some unknown reason, some brain cells multiply in an uncontrolled manner and form these tumours. These tumours can arise from any part of the brain, spinal cord or the nerves. The growing mass can cause pressure on the normal brain and interfere with mental and bodily functions.Surgery is the usual treatment for most brain tumors. To remove a brain tumor, an opening is made in the skull. This operation is called a craniotomy. Whenever possible, attempts are made to remove the entire tumor. If the tumor cannot be completely removed without damaging vital brain tissue, removal of as much tumor as possible is carried out. Partial removal helps to relieve symptoms by reducing pressure on the brain and reduces the amount of tumor to be treated by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

According to Spine and Brain India hospital – Some tumors cannot be removed. In such cases, only a biopsy is required. A small piece of the tumor is removed so that a pathologist can examine it under a microscope to determine the type of cells it contains. This helps to decide which treatment to use.

Why is it necessary to treat Brain Tumors ?

Some tumours are malignant and can grow with astounding speeds, thereby causing very rapidly deteriorating bodily functions and everincreasing pressure on the normal brain tissue. They need to be treated aggressively to prevent the eventual loss of life. Some examples are malignant brain tumours like High Grade Astrocytoma/Glioma, ependymoma, PNET, medulloblastoma, lymphoma, Germ cell tumours etc.

Symptoms of Brain Tumors

  • Headache & Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Single sided weakness or paralysis
  • Inflamed or asymmetric pupils
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness or even coma

Treatment of Brain Tumors

Treatment for brain tumors and Brain Surgery in India¬†depends on a number of factors including the type, location and size of the tumor as well as the patient’s age and general health.

Brain tumors are treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It generally requires various specialists to comprehensively treat a brain tumour eg. neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses etc.

 

Surgery for Brain Tumors

Surgery is the usual treatment for most brain tumors. To remove a brain tumor, an opening is made in the skull. This operation is called a craniotomy. Whenever possible, attempts are made to remove the entire tumor. If the tumor cannot be completely removed without damaging vital brain tissue, removal of as much tumor as possible is carried out. Partial removal helps to relieve symptoms by reducing pressure on the brain and reduces the amount of tumor to be treated by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Some tumors cannot be removed. In such cases, only a biopsy is required. A small piece of the tumor is removed so that a pathologist can examine it under a microscope to determine the type of cells it contains. This helps to decide which treatment to use.

 

What Kind of Headaches Should I Worry About?

If you experience a sudden, severe headache–the worst headache you’ve ever had in your life–you should go to an Emergency Room immediately. You could have a bleeding aneurysm caused by weakened blood vessels in your brain. This is a very serious condition.

A headache that appears every morning and disappears later in the day may indicate a possible brain tumor.

 

How Do I Know I Do Not Have a Brain Tumor?

It is true that sometimes we have illnesses we don’t know about because they have no clear warning signs. But with brain tumors, headaches and neurological deficits, generally, there are symptoms that provide clear warning signs and require a physician office visit. It is unlikely you have a brain tumor if you have normal concentration, memory, vision, balance, and hearing; if you have not experienced a dramatic change in personality; or are not weak on one side of your body.

 

If I Have a Brain Procedure Will You Shave My Head?

In general, it is not necessary to shave your entire head, although the area immediately around the incision must be shaved. If you have surgery scheduled, please feel free to consult your surgeon about this or any other question you might have.

 

When Do I Go if I Have Surgery?

It is best to arrive at the hospital one to two hours before your scheduled surgery.

 

What Do I Need to Bring With Me to Surgery?

Bring your x-rays and any other medical records you have. Your surgeon will instruct you if you need to bring any additional items.

 

How Long Will I Be in The Hospital?

It depends on what type of procedure you have. Your physician will provide you with that information prior to surgery.

 

How Long Will It Take to Heal?

According to Dr. Arun Saroha – The amount of time will depend on what type of surgery you have as well as your condition before surgery. Your physicians will review your treatment and recovery plan with you.

 

What Should I Expect In My Recovery?

Recovery time depends on the kind of procedure, the patient’s age, and health before the procedure. You may have some tenderness around the area of the incision. You will not be able to perform heavy lifting, exercise or activities. As with any procedure, your physician will give you specific directions.

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