Surgery For A Brain Tumor

Surgery For A Brain Tumor

None of the malignant brain tumors can be completely removed, some of the brain cells will always remain in the brain and will grow again and again. The aim of brain tumor surgery is to reduce the tumor mass and the number of tumor cells, and to reduce the pressure on the adjacent brain; so as to increase the chances of other treatments being successful.

You might have seen a sheep brain in a butcher or a restaurant. Actually, the human brain does not look much different. Brain tumor surgery is the most dangerous of all operations performed on the human body. The difficulty of the surgery originates from the brain, an organ neither like the heart which only pulsates, nor like the liver which only bleeds; the brain is thinking, dreaming, speaking, reasoning, inventing or even performing an operation. Moreover, this organ is not as solid as others, it is almost like a pudding and also bleeds too much.

That’s why brain tumor surgery takes hours, neurosurgeons need a much longer time to get educated than other surgeons, and expensive devices with the latest technology of modern medicine are required. Here lies the reason why brain tumor operations are very costly…

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