Minimally Invasive Surgery Removes Skull Base Tumor in Bengaluru
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Written by Arushi Sharma
27 Feb, 2024
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Doctors in Bengaluru performed a groundbreaking minimally invasive surgery through the mouth to remove a skull base tumor in a 67-year-old woman.
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A 67-year-old woman in Bengaluru undergoes successful removal of a complex skull base tumor through a minimally invasive surgery performed through her mouth.

In a medical breakthrough, a 67-year-old woman from Bengaluru underwent a groundbreaking minimally invasive oral surgery to successfully remove a skull base tumor.

The tumor, located in a challenging area behind her upper jaw, posed risks due to its proximity to the main artery supplying blood to the brain and multiple cranial nerves.

Traditional methods would have involved splitting the jawbone or removing the tumor in pieces, with potential risks of spillage and recurrence. However, doctors at SPARSH Hospital opted for an innovative approach, accessing the tumor through the patient's mouth. The procedure involved creating a corridor by removing part of the upper jaw bone and displacing muscles, ultimately leading to the successful removal of the tumor.

Dr. Narayana Subramaniam, Director of Head & Neck Surgery, Oncology, and Director of Clinical Innovation at SPARSH Hospital in Bengaluru, highlighted the success of the novel approach. He stated, "We used a novel approach to remove a unique tumor without splitting the jaw or making facial incisions. The patient recovered smoothly with no cranial nerve weakness or intra-operative bleeding, common with traditional methods. Complex head and neck surgery requires a patient-focused approach, extensive expertise, and teamwork for excellent outcomes."

This pioneering surgery not only showcases advancements in medical techniques but also highlights the importance of patient-centric approaches and collaborative efforts in achieving successful outcomes in complex procedures.

The innovative approach marks a significant milestone in the field of minimally invasive surgeries, offering hope and potential solutions for challenging cases in the future.

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