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Brain Tumors Surgeries In IBS Institute of Brain and Spine, New Delhi

What is a Brain Tumour?

A mass of abnormal cells in the brain tissue due to uncontrolled multiplication and accumulation is a brain tumour. These can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) and may vary in shape and size.

With a 120 types accounting for a staggering statistic of 85-90% of all primary tumours of the nervous system, brain tumours are the new bane of mankind’s existence, what with it being the prime cause of solid cancer-related mortality in children below the age of 20.

Types

Primary

Originates in the brain itself i.e May develop from brain cells, nerves, et all. These can be:

Malignant:

  • Cancerous
  • Aggressive, fast-growing
  • May result in permanent disability or even death
  • Of these, the most common are ‘Gliomas’, which make up ~78% of all cases
  • Astrocytomas, ependymomas, glioblastoma multiforme, medulloblastomas and oligodendrogliomas are all types of these ‘gliomas’.

Benign:

  • Non-cancerous
  • Not as aggressive
  • Slow-growing
  • May compress normal brain cells and functions due to increased size
  • These include: chordomas, cranipharyngiomas, gangliocitomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas

Secondary

  • Aka Metastatic Brain Tumours – which spread to other parts of the body
  • 1 in 4 brain tumour patients are likely to have a metastatic brain tumour

What to look for

Brain tumours may elicit non-specific symptoms and at times, none at all! Here’s what to keep an eye out for:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Seizure and tremors
  • Compromised motor functions
  • Personality changes
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Defects in vision and hearing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Speaking difficulties
  • Confusion
  • Loss of balance

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    IBS Hospital

    IBS Institute of Brain and Spine

    Number of beds:   50
    ICU Beds:                  12
    Airport Distance: 15 Km

    About Hospital:

    • Established in 2011, IBS Hospital specializes in advanced neurosurgery, neurology, spine surgery, and joint replacement surgeries.
    • The hospital receives more than 600 international patients per year.
    • It has world-class infrastructure and a dedicated team of specialists and qualified staff.

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