Himalayan Hospital sets world record as it conducts successful brain clipping surgery

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Dateline Dehradun: The neurosurgery department physicians at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant have achieved a remarkable feat. The team of doctors has established a new world record by successfully performing clipping surgery on the largest brain aneurysm ever recorded globally. For the first time in the world, a successful operation was performed on a massive 6.3 cm aneurysm.

Senior Neurosurgeon Dr. Brijesh Tiwari from Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant reported that a 17-year-old boy from Dehradun, Ashish, had been suffering from headaches and intermittent vomiting for fifteen days before visiting the OPD. Following various health screenings including an MRI, an unusually large swelling was observed in the front left side of Ashish’s brain.

Suspecting that it was not a normal swelling, the neurosurgery team conducted an angiogram on the young man. The doctors were astonished to find that it was a massive 6.3 cm aneurysm.

Dr. Tiwari explained that placing a clip on the neck of such a large aneurysm was no less challenging as the bleeding during surgery could have been life-threatening. Ashish and his family trusted the neurosurgery team at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant and decided to proceed with the operation.

Under the competent leadership of Dr. Brijesh Tiwari, with the support of Dr. Ranjit Kumar and Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, the team successfully carried out the complex surgery. After the surgery, Ashish is now fully healthy.

Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, President of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU), congratulated the team on this spectacular success. Meanwhile, Dr. Hemchandra Pandey, Director (Health Services) at Himalayan Hospital, noted that the hospital’s neurosurgery department is world-class in brain and spine-related surgeries.

The size of the aneurysm was approximately 6.3 cm
Most aneurysms are less than 2 cm in size. So far, there has been no record published in medical journals of successful clipping surgery on an aneurysm larger than 6 cm. The case performed at Himalayan Hospital involved an aneurysm about 6.3 cm in size, setting a world record.

What is a brain aneurysm?
According to Dr. Brijesh Tiwari, a neurosurgeon at Himalayan Hospital, an aneurysm is a balloon-like swelling that emerges from the wall of a major artery in the brain. The wall of an aneurysm is weaker than that of a normal artery. If the aneurysm bursts, it causes severe bleeding in the brain, which can result in death and other fatal complications. This specific cause is considered the most dangerous among all cases of brain hemorrhage.