Minimally Invasive Brain Repair for Cerebral Palsy


Patient Chua Kah Wei was a 25 months old (Chinese) boy, at the time he was admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital on December 6th 2010. He suffered from Cerebral Palsy (CP) caused by brain damage during delivery/childbirth. The umbilical cord had twisted around his neck, which led to his anoxic brain damage

After one month of treatment, Patient Chua Kah Wei was discharged on January 5th 2011.

Medical Condition Prior to Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery (Functional Stereotaxy) for Cerebral Palsy

When he arrived, Patient Chua Kah Wei was in poor condition. He could not sit steadily, and he had difficulty in sitting up and turning his body over unassisted.  When he was irritated, his muscle tone was high. With rather limited mobility/range of motion, he couldn’t execute simple physical activities.

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

After admission, several medical protocols were applied, including stereotactic treatment to repair the injured neural cells, medical improvement of cerebral circulation, nutrition and metabolism, combined with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), rehabilitation therapy, as well as symptomatic and supportive treatment.

Medical Condition after Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

After the treatment combined with rehabilitation therapy, improvements were noted in this young patient. His muscle tone decreased from 4/5 to 3/5, which contributed significantly to his increasing mobility.  Some basic modes of activity mode had been established prior to his discharge.