Medulloblastoma is a cancerous brain tumour that starts in the lower back part of the brain called cerebellum. The cerebellum is involved in muscle coordination, balance and movement. Medulloblastoma tends to spread through the CSF fluid to other parts of the brain and spine. Medulloblastoma is a tumour which is mostly found in children and can be a very aggresive tumour.
The symptoms of medulloblastoma may include nausea, vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, double vision, poor coordination, body imbalance etc. Of all the cancerous brain tumours found in children, medulloblastoma is the most common. The tumour has to be removed through surgery but has a high chance of recurrence.
The first step in the diagnosis of medulloblastoma is a thorough physical and neurological examination by a neurosurgeon. This is followed by imaging tests like CT Scan and MRI Scan of the Brain and Spine. Perfusion MRI and MR Spectroscopy provides excellent information about the disease.
Medulloblastoma is mostly found deep inside the brain and therefore the surgery requires a lot of precision. Our neurosurgeons use high magnification microscopes for performing the surgery. Since the tumour is located in close proximity to the healthy brain tissue, it is prudent to remove maximum tumour without touching the healthy tissue. The miniscule residual tumour is then targetted through Gamma Knife or Chemotherapy. The number of cycles of Chemotherapy would depend on the general health and body weight of the patient.
Max Hospitals at New Delhi and Gurgaon have the most advanced cutting edge technology when it comes to Medulloblastoma Brain Tumour Surgery. The operation theatres are equipped with very high precision Operating Microscopes from Karl Storz, Germany. The Brain Suite helps the neurosurgeon in distinguishing between healthy brain tissue and cancerous tumour while doing the surgery. The technology deployed at Max Hospital in the field of Neurosurgery makes us the premier centre in the world. India offers huge advantages in terms of cost of treatment, cost of hotels, food and travel.
The cost of consultation and diagnostic tests would be in the range of USD 1000 - 1200 while the cost of the tumour surgery would be in the range of USD 6000 - 9000. The cost of Gamma Knife surgery is USD 7500 while the cost of Chemotherapy would be USD 800 for each cycle.
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Dr. Arun Saroha
Dr Arun Saroha is considered as one of the best spinal neurosurgeon in India with a very high success rate. Patients from all over the world come to India to get Spine Surgery done by him.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the most trusted doctor amongst the Iraqi patients who have been coming to him for the treatment of brain ans apine problems for the last 15 years. Lots of hard work and dedication has gone in the building of this trust.