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6.5 cm tumour removed from 16-year-old girl's brain

6.5 cm tumour removed from 16-year-old girl's brain

Neurosurgeons of a private hospital in Noida successfully removed a 6.5 cm large tumour from the brain of a 16-year-old girl from Bihar saving her life, the hospital authorities said on Friday.

Neurosurgeons of a private hospital in Noida successfully removed a 6.5 cm large tumour from the brain of a 16-year-old girl from Bihar saving her life, the hospital authorities said on Friday.

Shamaparveen from Bihar, who was discharged on Friday, was experiencing headache and vomiting for past six months and was also having difficulty in walking since the last four months.

She was admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida on June 24.

Her condition had worsened two weeks prior to her admission," Dr Debabrata Mukherjee, the Chief Neurosurgeon of the hospital said on Friday.

She was facing episodes of seizure, headache and vomiting. She had practically become bedridden at the time of admission," he said.

"The nerve heads responsible for her vision were swollen (reason for visual dysfunction) and she was having difficulty in swallowing, weakness in the right half of the body and her balance mechanism was disturbed," he said.

"The MRI report revealed a large tumour of about 6.5 cm in in a very vital area of the brain. The tumour was massive and was removed completely after a 6 hour-long operation on June 25," Mukherjee said.

Shamaparveen was discharged on Friday after her condition got better, he said.

first published:July 13, 2013, 08:10 IST