NEW DELHI: An 8-year-old girl from Tanzania has been given a new lease of life after receiving treatment at Delhi’s BLK Super Specialty Hospital for a rare cricket ball sized cancerous brain tumor.
Joyford was admitted to the hospital with complaint of recurrent seizures, vomiting, aphasia, urinary incontinence, diminution of vision, and right side weakness of the body. MRI brain was suggestive of a large left frontal mass lesion with midline shift which was occupying more than half of the cerebral hemisphere with a tumor size of 8.7x8.6x7.8cm.
Dr. Anil Kansal, HOD - Neuro Surgery & Neuro Spine, explains, “We planned a microscopic resection of the tumor. The six-hour long surgery was successful and post-operative patient was perfectly fine without any neurological complication, which was a major risk in this case. The tumor biopsy showed that the tumor was cancerous and patient underwent radiation therapy at the hospital.”
“Once again, our team of highly skilled surgeons performed an advanced surgery to give a new lease of life to Joyford. She was discharged after 7th day of surgery” added Dr Kansal.
“We express our sincere gratitude towards Dr. Anil Kansal and team for giving a new lease of life to Joyford. Now her treatment is completed and we are going back to our native country with a sense of peace and happiness,” said Janeth, mother of Joyford.