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Setting New Standards: Supraorbital Keyhole Craniotomy at Kauvery Hospital Vadapalani brings new hope to a 69-year-old woman from Africa

Chennai 3rd July 2024: Kauvery Hospital Vadapalani continues to stand out as a leading destination for International Patients seeking specialized medical care, showcased by the recent successful treatment of a 69-year-old Sudanese woman with a complex brain tumor under the expert guidance of Dr. Ranganathan Jothi, a neurosurgeon with three decades of experience. The medical team at Kauvery Institute of Neurosciences performed a highly intricate and precision-driven Supraorbital Craniotomy—a minimally invasive procedure with a keyhole approach involving a small incision along the eyebrow—to delicately remove the tumor.
Craniotomy, a surgical procedure where a portion of the skull is temporarily removed to access the brain, is inherently complex due to the intricate anatomy and critical functions of the brain. The procedure’s complexity is magnified when dealing with tumors near vital structures, necessitating extreme precision to avoid damaging healthy tissue. Traditional craniotomies often involve larger incisions, leading to extended recovery periods and heightened risks of complications such as infection, excessive bleeding, and significant scarring.
In this case, the supraorbital craniotomy was selected due to its minimally invasive nature, which offers substantial benefits. By making a small incision along the eyebrow, surgeons could access and remove the tumor while minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissues. This approach significantly reduces scarring, minimizes the risk of complications, and promotes faster recovery while ensuring complete tumor removal. The precision of this technique is particularly advantageous for tumors located in sensitive areas, providing a safer and more effective alternative to traditional methods.
Under high-resolution microscopic guidance and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, the surgical team was able to navigate the intricate anatomy of the brain with unparalleled precision. These advanced techniques ensured the keyhole surgery was performed with maximum accuracy, reducing the risk of damage to healthy tissues and critical brain structures. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring further provided real-time feedback on the patient’s neural functions, ensuring that the tumor was removed completely without compromising vital brain functions.
Dr. Ranganathan Jothi’s expertise and the hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities played a pivotal role in the successful outcome of this complex surgery. “At Kauvery Hospital Vadapalani, we are committed to delivering world-class treatment and compassionate care to all our patients, including those who travel from abroad seeking specialized medical expertise,” emphasized Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-founder and Executive Director of Kauvery Group of Hospitals. “Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical innovation ensures that each patient receives personalized attention and the highest standards of care.”
The benefits of the minimally invasive left supraorbital craniotomy are profound. By minimizing the incision size, patients experience less postoperative pain and discomfort. This approach also reduces the risk of infection, as smaller incisions are less prone to complications. Additionally, the shorter recovery time allows patients to return to their normal activities more quickly, improving their overall quality of life. These advantages make the procedure particularly suitable for elderly patients, like the 69-year-old Sudanese woman, who may have a lower tolerance for extensive surgical interventions.