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Brain Tumour Surgery

It is an abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells in the brain. It can be either cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign)

In the following sections, know about

  1. The types of Brain Tumour Surgery in India

  2. Cost of Brain Tumour Surgery/Treatment in india 

  3. Symptoms,Diagnosis and Medical tests needed for Brain Tumour Treatment in India

  4. Leading Doctors and Hospitals for Brain Tumour Surgery 

  5. Frequently asked questions about Brain Tumour

Treatments and Cost Related to Brain Tumor Surgery

Craniotomy Starting USD 5000
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Symptoms for Brain Tumour

The symptoms of a brain tumour mostly vary depending on the exact part of the brain that is affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Severe, persistent headaches
  • Seizures (fits)
  • Persistent nausea, vomiting and drowsiness
  • Mental or behavioural changes, such as memory problems or changes in personality
  • Hand tremors
  • Progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • Vision problems, or speech problems
  • Loss of memory

 

Medical Tests For Detecting Brain Tumour

To diagnose a brain tumour, the doctor starts by 

  • Asking questions about the symptoms
  • Then a personal & family history is taken 
  • A physical examination is done ,which includes a neurological examination

If brain tumour is suspected then the doctor may advise one or more of the following tests:

  • CT(CAT) scan or MRI to see detailed images of the brain
  • Angiogram or MRA, which involve the use of dye and X-rays of blood vessels in the brain to look for signs of a tumour or abnormal blood vessels
  • Skull x-ray 
  • Biopsy is advised to check or not its cancerous


Treatment for  Brain Tumour

The treatment options for brain tumour are: 

  • Surgery 
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy 

Surgery is the initial step in the treatment of most of the benign and malignant tumours.

Procedure For Brain Tumor Treatment

It is performed under general anaesthesia & the procedure can take 4-8 hours. 

  • A small area of the head may be shaved and the patient may be given an local anaesthetic to part of the scalp
  • An incision (cut) is made in the scalp and a small part of the skull ('bone flap') will be removed.
  • Awake Craniotomy: In this, the patient will be woken at this point to allow the doctor to map where the functions of the brain are located in the brain. Patient may have a feeling of pulling out something but should not feel pain as the brain itself cannot feel pain.
  • As much of the tumour as is safely possible, will be removed
  • Bone flap will be replaced and the wound closed using stitches or metal clip.
  • Patients are mostly put on steroids to help with any swelling.

The patient is required to stay in the hospital for 3-7 days.

 

Factors Affecting Cost of Brain Tumour Treatment

Following are the factors which will affect the treatment cost: 

  • The hospital patient is opting for.
  • Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
  • Operating room, ICU
  • Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons ,Anesthesist ,Physiotherapist ,Dietician )
  • Medicines
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures
  • The type of surgery performed 
  • Craniotomy 
  • Micro surgery
  • Gamma Knife Surgery
     

 

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FAQS About Brain Tumour

  • Should a person be worried about Headaches? 
  • There are various causes for headaches. Many people experience headaches throughout their lifetime, but there certain patterns will tell-tale signs of a more serious, underlying problem. A patient must seek doctors attention if there headache.
    • Worsen in severity or frequency
    • Are present upon waking from sleep
    • Are accompanied by nausea, vomiting or difficulty with speech
    • Differentiate from your normal headaches

 

  • What is the difference between benign and malignant tumours?
  • Brain tumours are commonly classified as benign or malignant. Different types of tumours can produce unique symptoms depending on their location in the brain.
    • Malignant tumours: are generally considered to be more dangerous and tend to develop faster and more aggressively.
    • Benign tumours: are slow growing tumours and are less likely to grow back after the treatment.

 

  • What possible problems should a patient look for after the surgery?
  • Patient should call the doctor if they experience seizure, severe headache, worsening neurological problems, fever or chills, swelling of the ankles, bleeding or bruising, severe nausea or vomiting, and skin rash.
  • When can a patient start there day to day activity after the surgery? 
  • Benign brain tumours can sometimes grow back after treatment, so regular follow-up appointments will often be recommended to look for signs. Patient can get back to their day to activity after four to six months. 
     

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