Brain Tumor Surgery
The team of Neurosurgeons at GNH Hospital led by Dr. Vikas Kathuria are performing all kinds of Brain and Spine Surgeries with excellent results. The best results in Brain Tumour Surgery are achieved by the usage of High Precision Surgical Microscopes and highly skilled surgeons. In order to achieve best results the Neurosurgery Centre at GNH Hospital is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic modalities like 360 Degree MRI and High Speed Spiral CT Scan.
What is Brain Tumour?
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain, which can be cancerous or non-cancerous (benign). It is defined as any intracranial tumour created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells), in the lymphatic blood vessels, in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors). Persistent Headache, sudden loss of consciousness, giddiness or vomitting are some of the early symptoms of Brain Tumour. The primary modality for diagnosing Brain Tumours is CT Scan while advanced modality would be an MRI Scan.
The cost of brain tumour surgery at GNH Hospital is very reasonable at USD 6500. The hospital stay for most of the Brain Tumour Surgeries would be 5-6 days.
Sugery for Brain Tumour
Surgery is usually the first treatment for most brain tumors. With advances in imaging, early diagnosis, sophisticated planning, preoperative anaesthetic management, special microscopes and surgical instruments it is possible to remove significant amounts of brain tumour through brain tumour surgery with relative safety.
What are the types of Brain Tumour?
At GNH Hospital, Gurgaon, Brain tumors are classified as grade I, grade II, grade III or grade IV. The most common type of primary brain tumors among adults are astrocytoma, meningioma and oligodendroglioma. The most common type of primary brain tumors in children are medulloblastoma, grade I or II astrocytoma, ependymoma, and brain stem glioma.
Meningioma: The tumor arises in the meninges. It can be grade I, II, or III. It's usually benign (grade I) and grows slowly.
Oligodendroglioma: The tumor arises from cells that make the fatty substance that covers and protects nerves. It usually occurs in the cerebrum. It's most common in middle-aged adults. It can be grade II or III.
Medulloblastoma: The tumor usually arises in the cerebellum. It's sometimes called a primitive neuroectodermal tumor. It is grade IV.
Brain stem glioma: The tumor occurs in the lowest part of the brain. It can be a low-grade or high-grade tumor. The most common type is diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Non Surgical Treatment
The advent of PET CT, IGRT and Gamma knife surgery (stereotactic radio surgery) is revolutionizing the treatment of various problems in the brain, including benign brain tumours in treacherous locations, like the brain stem or near the optic nerve.