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Large potato-sized brain tumor excised successfully at hospital

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Another critical surgery of a 45-year-old woman with a large potato-sized brain tumor was carried out in Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital which is located on the outskirts of Jamshedpur.

Namita Rajak (45), a resident of Galudih in East Singhbhum, was operated by a team of doctors led by Dr. Rajiv Maharshi, (Consultant – Neurosurgeon) on Tuesday, October 27.

“The surgery took four hours and the tumor was completely excised as a whole. Post-operation the patient recovered well and her behavioral changes have returned to near normal and she was discharged from hospital in stable condition,” said Dr. Maharshi.

Namita was suffering from headaches for the last one year and was admitted to the hospital with a complaint of altered behavior irritability. Before coming to BNMH she underwent treatment for the same by several local doctors including psychiatrists but she was not relieved of her problem.

When she came to the neurosurgery OPD of BNMH, she was advised MRI of the brain by Dr. Rajiv Maharshi, Consultant – Neurosurgeon.

The MRI showed a large potato-sized tumor on her right side of the brain, which was meningioma.

Meningioma is a highly vascular tumor of the brain, commonly seen in middle-aged females.

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