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Biggest brain tumour which left man blind removed by doctors in Mumbai

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 22, 2018, 4:41 pm IST
Updated : Feb 22, 2018, 4:41 pm IST

Pal required 11 units of blood and had to spend three days on life support after the procedure.

The tumour had in the brain on both sides of the midline through the skull (Photo: AFP)
 The tumour had in the brain on both sides of the midline through the skull (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Rare ailments affecting people across the world leave them with horrible consequences, but medical science has been able to help them with time. Practitioners in India have also been carrying out groundbreaking surgeries to help people in such situations.

31-year-old Santlal Pal was going through an ordeal inflicted by a 1.9 kg tumour in his brain that left him blind. But doctors at a Mumbai hospital successfully removed the huge mass following surgery which lasted for around seven hours.

They are claiming that this is the biggest brain tumour removed as the one before this weighed 1.4 kg. Pal lost his vision after complaining of swelling in the scalp and headaches.

The tumour had in the brain on both sides of the midline through the skull. Pal required 11 units of blood and had to spend three days on life support after the procedure.

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