Doctors successfully remove a giant size cyst weighing 200 grams
New Delhi, 22nd June 2017: The old adage ‘Doctor is next to God’ holds true for a 41 year old lady Shanti devi from Ballabhgarh who has recently undergone a brain surgery successfully by a team of doctors from the Neuro surgery department of Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad.
In a rare and one of the most challenging brain surgery, doctors successfully removed a ‘egg shaped’ foreign object weighing 200 grams from the brain of Shanti devi which is considered to be largest of its kind ever found in India and removed successfully without breaking it or damaging the soft tissues of the brain.
Dr. Kamal Verma, Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences said, “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 200gms in weight and measured 8cm X 8cm in size”. The surgery had lot of risks as the foreign object was on the left side of the frontal brain which controls our speech and activities.
Shanti devi came to hospital with complaints of severe headache and weakness on the right side of her body. She was unable to stand or walk without support. Doctors advised MRI of her head and she was diagnosed to be having a large hollow stone like tumour / cyst inside her brain. It had taken the shape of an egg whose external structure was hard. It and was surrounded by the brain all over.
Dr Mukesh Pandey, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences said, “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.”
The doctors had to be extra careful in removing it as it contained thousands of parasites and toxic fluids. Had the fluid leaked out into the brain it could have caused severe reactions or forming more cysts finally killing the patient. The surgery took about four hours.
Says Padamshree Dr N K Pandey, CMD, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, “ The mission of the Department of Neuro Surgery is to improve the care and treatment of patients with neurosurgical disease. Our well equipped hospitals have enhanced the quality of care for our patients and changed the art and practice of neurosurgery. We aim to be at the forefront of this endeavor; and numerous advances have already been achieved by us”
Post her surgery Shanti devi carries out her daily chores smoothly and has no problems with her speech too. She could not stop thanking the team of doctors from Asian Institute of Medical Sciences for giving her a new lease of life.