First endoscopic brain-tumour surgery performed in Ctg
For the first time in Chattogram, a patient's brain tumour has been removed using endoscopic procedure, a minimally invasive method.
Dr Ismail Hossain, consultant neurosurgeon at Dhaka National Institute of Neurosciences Hospital, along with his team performed the surgery at Parkview Hospital on May 26.
The patient Khair Ahmed (55) had been suffering from headache and blurred vision for some days. MRI examination of the brain had found that he was suffering from pituitary macro-adenoma, a type of tumour.
This type of tumour is usually removed after performing a craniotomy, in which a piece of the skull is removed, or through the nose using an endoscopic machine.
Although endoscopic pituitary tumour surgery is an old practice throughout the world, no public or private hospital in Chattogram had done this before.
The operation team was led by Dr Ismail. Dr Farhad Ahmed, Dr Moinuddin Zahid, Dr Touhidur Reza, Dr Reza, Dr Khurshid Anwar and Dr Asif were part of the team.
Dr Nurul Azim and Dr Wadud, assistant professors at the anaesthesia department of Chattogram Medical College Hospital, performed duties as anaesthesiologists.
Asked about the operation, Dr Ismail said, "The operation was successfully completed. From now on, the people of greater Chattogram will no longer have to travel to Dhaka and abroad for state-of-the-art neurosurgery operations."
Asked about benefits of endoscopic surgery, he said patients recover earlier, and so, hospital stays are shorter. "As the facility was not available in Chattogram earlier, many patients had to go to Dhaka or abroad," he said. "Now, patients will be able to save time and money."
Dr ATM Rezaul Karim, managing director of Parkview Hospital, said, "The medical system is getting better and more modern day by day. I thank Dr Ismail and his team for completing the complex and modern operation. This has opened doors to a groundbreaking medical system in Chattogram."