AKTH performs second successful brain surgery

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) has conducted a second successful Transphenodal Endoscopy re-section also known as Pituitary Tumor Surgery.

Kano Focus exclusively reports that the surgery was performed to remove a brain tumour from a 47-year-old patient Nafisa Yusuf, a native of Edo state.

Mrs Nafisa was referred to AKTH for the procedure by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

It was learnt that the 5-hour operation was conducted by a combined team of medical experts, which included anaesthetists, nurses, and ENT/Neuro-surgeons.

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Dr. Musbahu Haruna Ahmed, a Consultant Neurosurgeon who led the team said it was the ENT experts in the group that initiated the surgery.

He added that the ENT doctors succeeded in accessing the patient’s nasal roots and opened the passages all the way to the sphenoid bone.

“Then the neuro surgical team took over and entered through the sphenoid bone and opened the base of the brain and removed the tumour,” he said.

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Dr. Ahmed further explained that the surgery was done “using an endoscope with specialized cameras that are similar to a telescope and a light source that took them directly with some piece of instrument to remove the tumour through the nose.”

He said the patient, Mrs Nafisa, has since been discharged from the hospital after spending six days on admission following the procedure.

Source: Kanofocus.com