Inoperable Brain Tumor

Hi guys,I’m gonna present you one of the worse and quite interesting(in my opinion) inoperable tumor that you may know or may not know about.Also I will try to select for you the important things from this tumor so you will can understand it better.Enjoy the blog 🙂

       Inoperable Brain Tumor

Brain tumors in general can’t be categorized as operable or inoperable. They can be any type or size where the only difference that can affect and categorize the tumor is the location . If it’s entangled with blood vessels or any critical brain area it has to be seriously considered if the pacient’s life is at risk.
Surgeons will be the ones to consider what part of the tumor to remove and if it can be removed in the first place. It has to be examined so they can have a conclusion if it can remove the entire tumor or just a part of it. Removing just a part of it is indeed not a permanent solution though and since there’s a remaining part around there, the tissues that remain after the surgery can multiply which is why it’s recommended to remove the entire tumor as long as it’s safe and won’t have any problems in the future.

I recommend to the patient to visit more that just one surgeon before accepting that the tumor is inoperable because sometimes a tumor that one surgeon believe is inoperable may seem treatable to another.Good surgeons make the difference.

A good example is Laura Fischer-Beards, who was diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor.Doctors gave her just months to live but she didn’t give up.She went to US and there made a procedure called “awake craniotomy with mapping” . It was successful and removed 100% of the tumor , now Laura can live a normal life near her family.So never give up ,keep fighting.

AWAKE CRANIOTOMY PROCEDURE

In this procedure ,the patient is sedated while the surgeon opens the skull to expose the brain.The patient is then brought out of sedation to full consciousness(it means that the patient is awake and you can talk with him/her normally ,the neurosurgeon will put the patient to ask some question and to perform some simple tasks to make sure that the functions remain intact).During the surgery, the neurosurgeon performs cortical mapping(it is an invasive procedure in which electrical stimulation is applied briefly to the cortical surface for the purpose of identifying areas critical for sensory, motor or language function) ,also the patient will feel no pain.

 

 

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