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
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.