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Intraventricular brain tumors

Intraventricular brain tumors

Intraventricular brain tumors are occurs rarely and comprise 10% of all cancers of CNS.

Intraventricular tumors can occur from various cells of ventricles and meninges – astrocytomas, meningiomas, ependyoma, colloid cystс and craniopharyngiomas:

Intraventricular tumors are more dangerous, because they often may lead to а disturbance of liquor circulation - obstructive hydrocephalus, because of which the volume of liquid located in ventricles increases.

This leads to a compression of adjacent brain tissues and may result to headache, nausea, vomiting, mental disorders, and visual impairment and even to death.

This leads to a compression of adjacent brain tissues and may result to headache, nausea, vomiting, mental disorders, and visual impairment and even to death.

   On 30.10.15 a patient G.B. 1967 y/b arrived to Erebouni Medical Center in critical condition with impaired consciousness. According to his relatives, the patient complained of severe headaches, nausea, vomiting.

His consciousness was also impaired. After arriving to the hospital the patient had been transferred to an intensive care department of Erebouni MC.

  

 

After stabilizing the patient's condition, he was transferred to the neurosurgery department for further in-patient treatment.

After conduction of clinical-laboratory and instrumental (CT and MRI of the brain) studies the patient was diagnosed lesion of the right parietal region, lesion of the right lateral ventricle, occlusive hydrocephalus.

On 10.11.15 under the supervision of the head of the neurosurgery clinic, professor M.A. Yegunyan (MD, PhD) and the head of the same department V.G. Hambartsumyan, (MD, PhD) the surgery was performed under the general anesthesia: osteoplastic trepanation of the right parietal region with the removal of the lesion in the same area (meningioma), removal of lesion in the right lateral ventricle with the recovery of liquor circulation.

Postoperative period was uneventful and the stitches were removed on the 7th day. The patient's condition is satisfactory. Further observation and treatment by an oncologist was recommended.

The above described surgical intervention is one of the most complex neurosurgical operations and was successfully carried out in "Erebouni" MC for the first time due to the high professionalism of the neurosurgeons.

01.12.2015
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