Recently one 22 year old male from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh was admitted in Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur under care of Dr. Mohammad Hussain Bhati, Neurosurgeon. He had complaints of headache, vomiting, double vision, limb paralysis, inability to swallow and eat and mainly bed ridden, unable to speak and eat anything. He had multiple cranial nerves involvement from Vth to XIIth. He was thoroughly investigated at OCHRI. His CT & MRI brain showed Huge Tumor classified as Trigeminal Schwannoma, which was compressing the brain stem and multiple cranial nerves.
Dr. Hussain Bhati, Neurosurgeon- OCHRI, informed that “Trigeminal Schwannoma is a rare tumor arising from V cranial nerve and its incidence is almost 0.07 to 0.3 % of all brain tumors.” This patient was already paralyzed, bed ridden, not speaking and eating anything and there was risk of aspiration leading to Pneumonia also. So he decided to operate as these tumors usually require microsurgical excision and OCHRI OT boasts of one of the worlds most advanced Operating Neurosurgical microscope namely OPMI VARIO 700.
The intricate surgery for excision of tumor was carried out by Dr. Hussain Bhati supported by Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Dr. Sweety Pasari as Anesthetists and Dr.Kavita Dhurvey as SMO – Surgery along with Dr.Anit Prakash, SMO -Wards. Dr.Milind Pande- Pathologist and Dr.Raju Khandelwal, Dr.Nishikant Lokhande & Dr.Sudha Ambatkar- Radiologists rendered diagnostic support while full time round the clock stationed Intensivist team consisting of Dr.Ashish Shukla, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr.Saurabh Rathi, Dr.Vasundhara Jain led by Dr.Ganesh Bure provided critical care support. Smt.Ambika Nair and Smt.Preeti Joseph led nursing & paramedical team in Operation theatre and Critical care unit while Dr.Sanil Koyili led the team of Physiotherapists. The tumor was compressing and adherent to brain stem, multiple cranial nerves and basilar artery with its branches. The tumor was separated very delicately from these structures under microscope and safely excised it.
The surgery was uneventful and post operatively he started speaking immediately and started moving all limbs. He was discharged within one week in conscious and walking condition. Cranial nerve palsy also improved significantly and now this young man is doing his normal activity. The parents thanked TEAM OCHRI led by Dr.M.H.Bhati for giving a new life to this young man.
Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS complimented Dr.M.H.Bhati for taking the risk of conducting such an intricate brain surgery. He stated that public should have total trust on their treating doctors as no doctor desires to harm their patient. However there are risks involved and if relatives show total faith on their treating doctor, such miraculous healing will happen, otherwise no doctor will dare to do any risky surgery which will a great loss to needy public.