After a 10-hour surgery, prof A tumor considered giant has been removed from the brain Sick at Quixeramobim, within Ceará. The procedure was performed by a team of health professionals Sertau Central Regional Hospital (HRSC), which classified the tumor, measuring nine centimeters, as the largest brain tumor ever recorded in the unit.
The swelling was at the front of the patient’s brain, in an area responsible for processing behavior and emotions. However, it was a benign tumor, but it was removed due to its size, which was pressing on the brain.
The hospital said that although nine centimeters may seem small, it is “the size of a metastatic lesion in a living person, indicating a very complex condition”.
The entire removal process took about 10 hours and involved the participation of a multidisciplinary team of eight health professionals, including neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical technicians and nursing technicians.
After the surgery in March, the patient was hospitalized for another week under observation. She was discharged from the hospital after her condition was largely stable, but she was still being monitored by the neurosurgical team in the postoperative period.
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