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Doctors at Apollo Cancer Centres Use a Transformative Keyhole Technique to Treat Insular Brain Tumours

News Desk, News Nation 360 : A group of neurosurgeons at Apollo Cancer Centres (ACCs), Chennai, India, accomplished a medical miracle that was previously unthinkable: they were able to access and remove a deeply seated insular brain tumour using a novel and transformative eyebrow keyhole technique. It was like landing on uncharted territory on the moon. This novel approach represents a significant development in the field of neuro-oncology as it is the first of its kind worldwide. It not only offers an additional option for removing these deeply ingrained brain tumours, but it also exhibits clinical excellence, efficacy, and safety. Because the insula is so deeply ingrained in the cerebral cortex, surgical intervention presents many difficulties. It is layered by a dense network of blood vessels and encircled by critical regions that regulate bodily functions like speech and movement. Conventional surgical techniques involve cutting through vital brain tissue and blood vessels, which increases the risk of stroke, paralysis, and linguistic impairment. Patients frequently have to stay awake during surgery, which exacerbates their discomfort and raises the possibility of side effects like seizures and brain bulges. The main course of action is still surgery despite these risks. The adventure started when a 44-year-old woman's incidental tumour was discovered to be nestled inside the delicate folds of her dominant-side insular lobe of the brain. This lesion was found in the complex region known as the

insula during a scan that was performed after a minor trauma. Because the insula is so deeply ingrained in the cerebral cortex, surgical intervention presents many difficulties. It is layered by a dense network of blood vessels and encircled by critical regions that regulate bodily functions like speech and movement. Conventional surgical techniques involve cutting through vital brain tissue and blood vessels, which increases the risk of stroke, paralysis, and linguistic impairment. Patients frequently have to stay awake during surgery, which exacerbates their discomfort and raises the possibility of side effects like seizures and brain bulges. The main course of action is still surgery despite these risks. Dr Hrishikesh Sarkar, Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery, Apollo Cancer Centres stated that This accomplishment has enormous significance. Similar to the historic landing of "Chandrayaan" on the moon's south pole, the Apollo Cancer Centre's innovative surgical technique opens up new avenues in neurosurgery. The eyebrow keyhole technique provides a revolutionary way to access these deeply ingrained brain tumours, minimising invasiveness, minimising collateral damage, and greatly improving patient safety and quality of life in general.


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