Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery (Functional Stereotaxy) for Cerebral Palsy

History

Renad Alotaibi was a 5-year-old when she was admitted at Beijing Puhua International Hospital for Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy. At admission she had a history of “Postnatal retardation of speech, movement and motor disorder of limbs for more than 5 years”.

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

Prior to getting Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy, Renad suffered from developmental delays in speech, movement and had motor dysfunction of her limbs.

She did not reach the milestones at the appropriate chronological ages. She was able to respond to sound including voice and objects. She could pronounce some simple words like “Mom” and “I”. Muscle tone was abnormally increased (‘hypertonic’), especially on the left side. She had athetosis, a movement disorder, in her left arm and hand. She suffered from involuntary movements in her limbs, especially in the lower limbs. She could try to touch and catch objects like a pen, however, she could not hold them tightly, nor would she attempt writing with a pen. She was not able to control her movements. She could not stand by herself. Her hip joints were not able to extend appropriately. Her feet were chronically in a mild intortion.

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 Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy, Patient Renad Alotaibi had better control of her head and torso. Involuntary movements of her limbs were significantly diminished, especially in the upper limbs. No significant involuntary movement was noted when she was resting. Her control of the movements of upper limbs was better than before too. She responded more actively and sensitively. She began to be able to communicate her needs with her mother. Coordination of her limbs was also improved. Her speech was clearer than before. She was able to pronounce some simple words as “Dad”, “Mom”, and “Auntie” more clearly.