A 42-year-old Indian from England with a Benign Brain Tumor (Colloid Cyst) Successfully Underwent Surgery At Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road

A 42-year-old Indian from England with a Benign Brain  Tumor (Colloid Cyst) Successfully Underwent Surgery  At Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road

A team headed by Dr. Vinod Rambal, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road successfully treated a 42 years NRI  patient with persistent headaches and abnormal fluid build-up for 1 month, due to a slow-growing Tumor typically found near the center of the brain. The patient who was detected with a Colloid Cyst of the third ventricle (a non-cancerous, fluid-filled sac that arises in the area of the brain known as the third ventricle) underwent minimally invasive surgery and was treated successfully at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road.

 

The Colloid cysts are fluid-filled sacs (gelatinous creamy material) in the brain in the third ventricle. The incidence of this tumor (Third ventricular Colloid cyst) is less than one percent of brain tumors.  Other common symptoms of colloid cysts include memory problems, loss of consciousness, imbalance, inability to walk, vomiting, nausea, and confusion.

 

Dr. Vinod Rambal, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road said, “A 42-year-old man from Goa, migrated to England ten years ago. The patient had symptoms of heavy headache and unease on and off for about a month. He consulted the doctors in the UK and was treated symptomatically but he did not get any relief from his symptoms and pain. As his symptoms were persistent and intensity increased he took a flight back to Goa and got his MRI scan done and the next morning the patient came to Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road. Surgery called Trans-cranial excision of the third ventricular tumor was done. Trans-cranial means a small basal opening in the skull and through the dilated ventricle, the tumor was reached. It fills the round shape of the third ventricle has a well-defined capsule and contains gelatinous creamy material.

 

Dr Vinod Rambal added, “This patient’s case is rare and forms only 1% of total brain tumors, benign and strategically placed within the center of water sacs, deep down in the third ventricle of the brain, and results in headache. Water is formed in ventricles and circulates within and then comes out, it obstructs the outflow of brain water and initially causes intermittent blockage and with time it gets bigger and can cause severe blockage and consequences. Though it is a benign tumor, if not diagnosed on time & treated the consequences can be life-threatening. The patient is now discharged and free from his symptoms.

 

“I was appalled due to constant headaches and couldn’t find any solution for it. The diagnosis of the tumor came as a shocker for me. But, the disbelief soon gave way to a sense of overwhelming gratitude as I noticed a significant change - my chronic headaches had finally ceased. It was as if a heavy burden had been lifted off my shoulders, ushering in newfound hope and optimism for the future. The timely and efficient treatment by the skilled team at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road alleviated my physical discomfort and instilled in me a sense of trust and confidence. I am grateful for this wake-up call that has encouraged me to prioritize my well-being,” concluded patient Maconie Pinto.