Monday, April 18, 2011

Rare complex brain surgery performed at CMC

CT scan showing brain haemorrhage
CT angiogram of patient showing
both the aneurysm(bold arrow)
One of the oldest Neurosurgery dept. in the region, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana has again brought laurels by performing a complex brain aneurysm surgery. Aneurysm is a common cause of life threatening brain hemorrhage in the young middle age group population. Most of these patients die because of delay in diagnosis and treatment. However if diagnosed early and treated timely and properly many lives can be saved.
Recently a 40 year old male presented at CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana, department of Neurosurgery with brain hemorrhage. He was investigated with a 64 slice (non-invasive) CT angiogram and found to have two aneurysms. He had a ruptured left DACA (Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery) aneurysm and an un-ruptured right MCA (Middle Cerebral Artery) bifurcation aneurysm.

Normally, he would have required two operations. First, emergency clipping of ruptured left DACA aneurysm followed by clipping of un-ruptured right MCA bifurcation aneurysm in a second operation later on.

However in a rare feat, a team of neurosurgeons comprising Dr. Sarvpreet Singh Grewal Head of the department and Dr. Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Assistant Professor Neurosurgery performed the surgery in a single operation, thereby avoiding the second operation and patient was discharged after ten days in a healthy condition. Apart from aneurysm, all complex brain and spine surgeries are routinely performed at CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana, in a cost effective manner on a regular basis by our team of expert neurosurgeons.  --Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria 

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