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. At Dr Jaspreet Singh's OPD at Ivy Hospital in Mohali, Punjab it it is seen that Medulloblastoma is a kind of brain 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 brain 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 neurosurgeon Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa at Ivy Hospital, Mohali, Punjab 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.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is one of the best trained and highly qualified neurosurgeon for doing Medulloblastoma Tumour Surgery at Ivy Hospital in Mohali, Punjab. The cost of Medulloblastoma Surgery at Ivy Hospital, Mohali in Punjab is Rs. 1.5 - 2.5 lacs depending upon the size and complexity of the tumour. Ivy hospital has the latest microscopes and highly advanced surgical instruments to perform brain and spine surgeries with high level of precision. The hospital stay is 5-7 days and the patient is called to the hospital or at Medisyn Clinic for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa has excellent academic qualifications and extensive experience in the field of brain and spine surgery.
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