Intracranial Tumor Resection for Meningioma

History

Patient Jun Zhang was a 42 years old male from Jiangsu, China at the time of his admission to Beijing Puhua International Hospital (BPIH). About 6 months prior to admission, this patient began suffering slurred speech and also began difficulty in expressing himself (aphasia). His memory also began to wane. He didn’t receive any immediate treatment for this. About 2 months prior to admission, the patient developed motor disturbances, which deteriorated gradually. 3 days before his current admission, the patient became unconscious.  He was admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital (BPIH) on July 17, 2012, with a “space-occupying lesion of the left frontal-temporal area.”

Medical Condition before Neurosurgery for Meningioma

Patient Jun Zhang had been unconscious for about 72 hours by the time he was admitted to PIH. His family couldn’t wake him up. All his family members were deeply worried and concerned. The imaging showed a “space-occupying lesion of the left frontal-temporal area.”

The BPIH neurosurgical team recommend an urgent operation to remove the tumor.  His family accepted this recommendation.

Neurosurgical Approach for removal of Meningioma

The tumor was removed via an intracranial tumor resection via left frontal-temporal approach. During the operation for Meningioma, a specimen was taken and sent for pathological evaluation. The pathological report read this as a meningioma. The tumor was removed entirely.

The patient was sent to his room after waking up from surgery. There were no intro-operative complications.

Medical Condition after Neurosurgery for Meningioma

A week after the operation for Meningioma, Patient Jun Zhang’s vital signs were stable. He could speak fluently. He could again walk and conduct daily activities as he normally did. After several days of observation, he was discharged home.

Patient Jun Zhang’s family was so happy with the result that they wrote Puhua International Hospital a letter of thanks, expressing their gratitude to the entire neurosurgical team and all of the BPIH staff.