Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery (Functional Stereotaxy) for Cerebral Palsy


Abdullah Sief Msabah is a 9 years old boy comes from Tanzania. He suffered recurrent fever when he was 10 months. He was diagnosed with Malaria in local hospital. He still needed assistance to turn over when he was 3 years old. He had special emotional response to his parents. He couldn’t keep raising his head for long; he couldn’t sit, stand or crawl. He couldn’t grasp subject. He couldn’t control urine and bowel movement. He had been receiving physiotherapy in local hospital. No evident improvement was noted with his speech or movement. He could only make sounds like “du..du..”.

Medical Condition after Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

In March 2010, it is the first time he come to our hospital and received stereotactic treatment (combined with rehabilitation and traditional Chinese medicine) for cerebral palsy. After the first treatment he could raise his head for a longer period of time. He could turn over by himself. Muscular tone was reduced, so as the drolling. He had more eye contact and emotional communication with people.
In April 2011, it is the second time he come to our hospital and received stereotactic treatment for cerebral palsy (combined with rehabilitation and traditional Chinese medicine). After the second treatment for cerebral palsy, we saw the patient has more voluntary sounds and movements. More strength was noted with his neck and trunk. It is much easier for him to raise his head and straighten his trunk. More flexibility was noted while he turning his head and trunk. Muscle tone of lower limbs was decreased. Limb restriction and spasticity were relieved.