Doctors at Aditya Birla Hospital treats a rare neurological case, saves the life of a 35 year old man

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15 JAN 2019 ,PUNE  : Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Maharashtra’s first Joint Commission International (JCI), USA and NABH Accredited Hospital successfully treats a rare neurological case, saves the life of a 35-year-old man.

35 year old Manav (name changed), got a severe headache while he took his goats to the pasture. Due to headache he started feeling dizzy and fell down hitting his head on a rock and injuring his head severely. Passerby rushed him to a nearby hospital, where his primary treatment was immediately started. However due to lack of advance facilities, the patient was shifted to the Emergency Centre of Aditya Birla Hospital. Manav was on oxygen and unconscious when he was shifted to Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

“His condition was very critical when he was brought to our hospital. We immediately did a brain scan to understand his condition. The initial scan revealed that there was brain injury with internal bleeding. However the location of the bleeding was not typical of head injury only and there was so much bleeding that it was difficult to understand the condition of the blood vessel. Hence, we did a special scan of the blood vessel specifically”, shared Dr. Rahul Patil, Neuro-surgeon, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital. “There was severe damage to the left posterior cerebral artery (blood vessel) of his brain. Due to dissecting Aneurysm rupture (balloon like bulge in the blood vessel which bursts releasing blood in the space around brain) the blood vessel had an abrupt cut off further leading to brain damage”, he further added.

The patient had slipped into coma. Due to brain hemorrhage the brain had gone into herniation i.e there was tremendous pressure, which was being built inside the brain, which could result in cut off and shut down of the blood supply to brain causing permanent damage to cardiac and the respiratory centre any time. The patient was rushed into an emergency life saving de-compressive brain surgery i.e open brain surgery which lasted 4 hours. Patient underwent definitive surgery in form of coiling for dissecting aneurysm after 13 days.

“This was an extremely rare case and the chances of survival were just 1%. We had explained it to the family members before undertaking the patient for the first surgery. We reduced the brain pressure and completed the surgery”, further shared Dr. Rahul Patil, Neuro-surgeon, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital. This case was so rare that it has also been presented to the Neuro-surgical association of Pune.

Manav (name changed) was on ventilator initially for a week. He was in ICU for 3 months and once his conditional stabilized, he was shifted to the ward. His total recovery time was around 4.5 months.

“The patient was a small villager and couldn’t afford the treatment. However for us saving life was more important than money. We waved off 85% of his treatment cost and ensured he received the best treatment at the right time. It feels good when our team of doctors save a life”, shared Ms. Rekha Dubey, CEO, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

“We are very thankful to everyone at Aditya Birla Hospital for saving the life of our patient. We had lost all hopes however the doctors at the hospital encouraged us and requested us not to loose hope till the last minutes. They have not only given him a second lease of life, but also our family, as he is the only bread earner in the family. They were very kind and for us they have been God-sent” said the brother and mother of the patient.