- After feeling a slight initial numbness in his right arm, 32-year-old Ahmed Othman lost sensation in his hands and limbs.
- Within six 6 months he experienced a gradual loss of mobility and was bounded to a wheelchair.
- An intermedullary cervical spine tumor was spotted in his MRI scan that later led him to experience imbalance and lack of coordination.
- Because of the absence of specialized treatment in his home country, Yemen, he went to SUT Hospital in Pattom with the help of one of his acqaintances there.
- In a 10 hour surgery the team of neurologists led by senior consultant neurosurgeon Dr. Ajith R. Nair extracted the tumor located inside the spinal cord successfully.
- Advanced methods of Surface Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Motor Evoked Potential (MEP) and direct waves (D waves) was performed during the surgery along with multiple monitoring.
- Physiotherapy sessions post surgery helped Othman to walk taking aid of a stick or walker.
- Stable improvement has been witnessed in his movement.
Source: SUT Hospital, Media Update