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At 81 she beats large brain tumor successfully at Alchemist-Dr Sodhi

At 81 she beats large brain tumor successfully at Alchemist-Dr Sodhi
At 81 she beats large brain tumor successfully at Alchemist-Dr Sodhi
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At 81 she beats large brain tumor successfully at Alchemist-Dr Sodhi

KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Panchkula

At 81, with a large brain tumor on left side of brain, compressing the underlying brain tissue forcing her to be bedridden for last three months, she fought all odds and failed to surrender to the disease.

With her determination to come out of this condition and live a normal life again, she not only battled the disease successfully but made a good a post-surgery recovery.

Kirtan Kaur, a resident of Yamunanagar was admitted at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula with the complaints of weakness of right side of body along with headache.

Dr Harsimrat Bir Singh Sodhi, consultant-Neurosurgeon who performed surgery said that surgery at this age entails special risks in view of low cardiac and respiratory reserve. Additionally, minimal blood loss at this age can have adverse outcome, which was significant in this patient since the tumor was highly vascular and there was a risk of extensive blood loss.

At 81 she beats large brain tumor successfully at Alchemist-Dr Sodhi

With patient sheer will to overcome the disease and proper technique,  the bleeding from tumor was well taken care of and total intraoperative blood loss was less than 500ml, remarked Dr Sodhi.

He further informed that tumor was completely removed without injury to underlying brain. The total operative time was less than two hours and patient was electively ventilated for just three hours post-surgery and was shifted out of ICU next day.

She made a good clinical recovery including improvement in weakness on the right side and was discharged in healthy condition on 5th post-operative day, informed Dr Sodhi.

Dr Shilpa Chauhan senior consultant-Anaesthesia who played an important role in surgery said that safe anaesthesia  is always challenging, especially  in a 81-yr old woman where body measures are  already compromised.