Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery(Functional Stereotaxy) for Cerebral Palsy

History

Mason was admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital (BPIH) with the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and symptoms of “postnatal retardation in motor mobility, intelligence and speech.” This was his second visit for the Minimally Invasive Stereotactic Brain Surgery, which is a medical procedure performed on several areas of the brain that can help improve severe symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, including rigidity, repetitive, involuntary movements and tremor as well as other associated disabilities.

After the first treatment in 2014, his span of attention was noticeably improved, as demonstrated by his ability to understand others more easily than before treatment. He also became more polite than ever before and he was also able to greet and hug people. He now was able to express his moods and affection more easily and Mason even started to play jokes and games with other people, as his improved ability to learn helped him to follow the rules of the game and improved his general behaviour. His ability to track objects with his eyes had improved and he learned several new words. Mason’s motor skills showed improvement, helping him to balance and to walk better, but best of all he was able to finally feed himself, which helped to lift his self-esteem.

In December 2015, Mason returned to Beijing Puhua International Hospital for the second stereotactic treatment for Cerebral Palsy.

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

Prior to receiving the second Minimally Invasive Stereotactic Brain surgery, the patient was partially cooperative during the physical examination. Adduction and abduction of eyes were not synchronous. The right corner of his mouth was noted to be lower than the left side and Non-intentional movement was noted in all his limbs. His ability to grasp and fine finger movement was below normal, as was his intentional movement of the right limb. He presented with a staggering gait but with acceptable ability to balance. However his balance was poor when he suddenly had to reverse direction.

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

After admission, several medical protocols were applied, including a treatment of improving cerebral blood-supply and metabolism- to enhance neural function, a Traditional Chinese Medicine protocol as well as Physical Rehabilitation Therapy.

Medical Condition after Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

After his second course of treatment for Cerebral Palsy, the patient’s verbal pronunciation was noted to be improving and he began to spell his own name. His learning ability seemed to be improving, as did the speed of acquiring new knowledge and playing new games. It became easier for him to follow directions and to perform rehabilitation training. The flexibility of his left finger began to improve and he was even able to walk up and down stairs, one step at a time, demonstrating increased flexibility of his feet.

Mason’s parents were very pleased with the results and decided to make a small video clip, in the hope that their experience at BPIH will be helpful and encourage other parents to seek help at Beijing Puhua International Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nerve Repair Treatment for Cerebral Palsy (CP): Patient Mason