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Dr. Santhosh. N.u

Neurosurgeon, Bangalore

400 at clinic
Dr. Santhosh. N.u Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
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Dr. Santhosh. N.u is one of the best Neurosurgeons in Uttarahalli, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Santhosh. N.u personally at BGS Global Hospital, Bangalore in Uttarahalli, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santhosh. N.u and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter 18 is suffering from cerebral palsy. Not able to stand though lot of exercises. Botox also given a number of times.

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what is the spasticity grade on MAS .If contractures develop then surgical intervention is needed. I possible contact me I will help .

Hello doctor I have migration problem last one year . I am 40 year old married woman what should I do please tell me doctor.

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migraine treatment and prevention has advanced in recent years need more details from u to b sure about the diagnosis will suggest thereafter

Brain Tumor - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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There is no trustworthy evidence regarding what causes brain tumors, but there are a few risk factors that have been substantiated through research. Children and young people who receive radiation around the head are susceptible to developing tumors in the brain once they grow up. Also, people with a certain kind of rare genetic condition like neurofibromatosis may develop a brain tumor though such cases are very few in number. Age is also an important factor as people aged over 65 years are diagnosed with brain tumors at quadruple times higher than children and younger people.

Types of Brain Tumours-

A primary brain tumor originates in the brain, and they may or may not be cancerous. Some tumors can be benign, which do not spread in the surrounding tissues and are not very malicious. However, that does not signify that they will not cause any harm over time. Sometimes these tumors can be severe and cause a threat to the life of the sufferer. The National Cancer Institute reports that approximately there were 23, 380 fresh cases of brain tumors in 2014.

Identifying the Symptoms of Brain Tumors...

The symptoms of the brain tumor are dependent on various factors such as the size, type as well as the exact location of the tumor. These symptoms are triggered when any tumor is pressed or clashed against a nerve or disturbs a part of the brain. Symptoms are also felt when any tumor particle blocks the fluid flowing around the brain or when there is a swelling in the brain owing to the build-up of fluid.

Common symptoms include- headaches that get worse in the morning, nausea along with vomiting, an alteration in the speech, hearing and imbalances in walking and movement, mood swings, change in personality and ability to concentrate or remember things and seizures or convulsions.

Treatment for Brain Tumor-

Surgery is normally the most usual treatment for brain tumors, and the patient is given anaesthesia, and the scalp is shaved before the surgery. Then, craniotomy is performed to open the skull, and the surgeon removes a bone piece out of the skull. Then the tumor is removed as much as possible. The bone is then restored back, and the incision on the scalp is closed. Sometimes surgery is not viable in case the tumor has developed in the brain stem or some other complex parts.

Neurosurgeons can surgically remove some tumors completely (called resection or complete removal). If the tumor is near sensitive areas of the brain, neurosurgeons will only be able to remove part of it (called partial removal). Even partial removals can relieve symptoms and facilitate or increase the effectiveness of other treatments.

The role of surgery in treating brain tumors

Surgery can provide:

- The complete removal of some brain tumors
- A sample to enable doctors to diagnosis the tumor and recommend the most appropriate treatment
- Better quality of life:
- Reduced symptoms and improved ability to function (e.g., to think, speak or see better)
- Less pressure within the skull from the tumor
- A longer life

In case you or any of your near ones is affected with brain tumor, you should visit the doctor to know the possible treatments other than surgery and other important questions related to brain tumor.
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Brain Tumor Surgery

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Although surgery is considered to be the first step of treatment in any form of tumor, but its feasibility depends upon the type, size and location of the tumor. It is not necessary that every kind of brain tumor might require surgery.

Indications of Brain Tumor Surgery
- Diagnosis of the type of tumor by taking a sample of the tumor for laboratory examination
- Complete resection of tumor
- Removal of the tumor as much as possible to slow down its growth and improve the symptoms
- Remove the tumor in order to help other treatment
- Provide direct access for other forms of treatment like chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc.
- To relieve pressure caused by tumor on surrounding structures

Types of Brain Tumor Surgery
The different types of surgery that are performed in cases of brain tumor include the following:

Craniotomy: Craniotomy is the most commonly performed procedure to remove brain tumor along with a piece of bone. The removed bone is replaced and the tumor is sent for histopathology (biopsy). The surgery is performed using a high end microscope by any of the following techniques:
- Extended bifrontal craniotomy
- "Eyebrow" craniotomy (supraorbital craniotomy)
- "Keyhole" craniotomy (retro-sigmoid craniotomy)
- Orbitozygomatic craniotomy
- Translabyrinthine craniotomy

Shunt: A narrow piece of flexible tube with a pressure regulated valve in between is called a shunt. This is used to relieve the intracranial pressure caused by obstruction of the natural brain fluid, Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway by tumor mass. The procedure involves insertion of a drainage system into the brain to remove or drain excess of blocked fluid into the peritoneal cavity.

Stereotactic surgery: This surgery is done by creating a three dimensional image called stereotaxy using computers. It aims to find out the location and position of the tumor. In fact it can also be done to aid tumor removal, implant radiation pellets or for other treatments.

Embolization: It is a procedure used to reduce the amount of blood supply to a tumor by blocking the blood flow in the selected arteries. It is generally performed before the main surgery.

Endoscopy and endoscope assisted surgery: Endoscope is a tool, which helps to closely visualize the tissue through small openings in difficult to reach areas. This tool can be used in various brain surgeries to precisely reach the target location without damaging the adjacent structures.

Adjuvant modalities to improve outcome: In addition to above mentioned surgeries, following surgeries may also be performed in relation to brain tumor treatment:
- Laser surgery
- Photodynamic laser surgery
- Ultrasonic aspiration
- Fluorescence guided surgery (FGS)
- Electrophysiological monitoring
Brain Tumor Surgery
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How to avoid migrain (head ache)?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS)
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1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.....massage your hair with good ayurvedic oil like bhring ranj oil.....sprinkle water in eyes...take sootshekhar ras...kaparda bhasm and godanti bhasm with honey two times a day.....pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day with warm water.....avoid tea...coffee....junk food...oily food....fermented food....stress...eat green vegetables....drink fruits juices...and 7-8 glass of water.....do pranayama early in the morning....walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day....

I am epilepsy patient. I am taking valparin chrono 300 mg in morning and 500 mg in evening. Since 2 and a half years. thankfully I didnt get any seizure since then. Till when should I continue my medications.

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It depends upon type of epilepsy. If it is primary generalized epilepsy then u may have to take for a very long time.
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I am 19. What should be done to increase brain power and stamina as well. I get too tired early.

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Take tab full 24 once daily for 15 days and consult privately for personalised assessment and management.
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I am 39 male. I have spinal operation for born 15 days baby. Then I am married and I kid. I have suddenly come out urine, and some time potty also. The Doctors said its not curable. Still I have back pain. What can I do. Help me. Pls.

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I am 39 male. I have spinal operation for born 15 days baby. Then I am married and I kid. I have suddenly come out ur...
I believe you have had surgery for a meningomyelocoele. You may have variable neurological problems due to this conditions, and mostly these are incurable - like incontinence for urine and faeces. You must use a diaper and consult with a urologist in your area.
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What will be the cost of surgery for hydrocephalus (aqueduct stenosis) approximately, and what is success rate % of this surgery Patient details: female child, 5 years old. Please advise.

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If you have money problem than get the operation done in government hospital and apart from the success rate the child should undergo surgery

I am 38 years old. I have severe headache issue for last 4 months. I hav chkd with ENT he says all is ok. Possibly a migraine. So I hav started taking migrabe pills. Nothing has improved. What shld I do .

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I am 38 years old. I have severe headache issue for last 4 months. I hav chkd with ENT he says all is ok. Possibly a ...
If your diagnosis is migraine for sure, treatmnet depends on various factors. That means treatmnet for the acute attacks of headaches and treatmnet for preventing future attacks. All forms of treatments depend on the type, severity, duration of headaches and most important being associated contributory factors for headache. Factors like impaired sleep patterns, stress, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances, disturbed menses etc can be contributory factors for migraine.
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Sir, my right hand often get shivering. If I righting work means heavy shiver. If I typing this msg also my hand is shivering. What can I do sir.

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. 1. It could be due to essential tremor. The cause of the tremor is unknown. In some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. There is no definite treatment unless it is severe 2 other causes of tremor could be stress, anxiety, panic, nervousness, inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, strong emotion, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, smoking/tobacco/alcohol abuse/withdrawl, excess tea/coffee, drugs like steroid/amphetamine, neurological disorder, cerebellar dis order, brainstem disorde, r multiple sclerosis, stroke, head injury, mercury poisoning, liver failure, parkinsonism etc 3. Investigate yourself to exclude the above causes of tremor after consulting neurologist 4. Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. Avoid excess tea/coffee/ smoking/alcohol if you have 6. Take good nourishing diet 7. Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem.
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I am 65 yrs old.My both feet have numbness with burning sensation at their bottom. I am not diabatic but taking bp & cholostral tablets which are under control, as er doctor advice, I am taking duloxetine-20mg& oxcarbazepine-300mg daily but there is no improvement. Please suggest further treatment.

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Hi, I am Dr. Saurabh gupta from max hospital and I would like to answer your query. Numbness with burning sensation in feet suggests neuropathy. The reason may be due to defeciency od nutrients or due to vascular compromise or due to any pressure effect. 1. So you can take multi vitamin supplements consisting of pyridoxine, methyl cobalamine with pregabalin. This supplements will help you in the prevention of symptoms. 2. Along with these you need to have nutritious diet consisting of fruits and green leafy vegetables and more fluids 3. Daily out door exercises (150 min per week). Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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I am getting migraine headache from past 2years I have done all things to cure but no solution please consult me what should I do its request.?

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1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.....massage your hair with good ayurvedic oil like bhring ranj oil.....sprinkle water in eyes...take sootshekhar ras...kaparda bhasm and godanti bhasm with honey two times a day.....pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day with warm water.....avoid tea...coffee....junk food...oily food....fermented food....stress...eat green vegetables....drink fruits juices...and 7-8 glass of water.....do pranayama early in the morning....walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day....

Migraine- How to Diagnose

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A migraine is basically a primary headache disorder. It is very common. The most unfortunate part is, it is undertreated and mistreated. How to know whether it is a migraine or some other headache disorder. Migraine patient usually has a headache which is mostly on one side sometimes bilateral in front of the head. It is throbbing headache i. E-patient feels his head will burst if not treated. Patients usually have a feeling of vomitings during the episode. The episode may last from 4hrs to 72 hrs. A migraine headache mainly gets increased on exposure to sunlight and noise. Patients usually get a headache when they are fasting or travelling or any other stress. A migraine usually affects the young people. It runs in families. Migraine headaches initially are very infrequent i. E patients have symptoms once or twice a year. Slowly the frequency increases. And in the end, the patient starts having a daily headache which is very annoying and difficult to treat.

I have been suffering from migraine problem for last 5 years it starts only in summers and after starting it remains for long time sometimes for a month. After consulting in many famous hospitals I finally got some relief with the consultation provided by doctor M C maheshwari at vimhans hospital delhi. He advised me to take sibelium 10 mg and tryptomer for two months also ketanov and stemetil when migraine gets worse. I want to know is it ok to take ketanov and stemil every day if I feel severe migraine everyday as after starting it remains severe for at least 15 days.

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I have been suffering from migraine problem for last 5 years it starts only in summers and after starting it remains ...
If pain is in right side please take" sangunaria c cm" one drop only 2. If pain is in left side than spigelia c m one drop only report in 24 hours otherwise please contact in person once only for taking case history. You will recover fro the pain never take any pain killer medecien.

For couple of days I am feeling confused my mind is not able to focus on the things. What is the reason it is due to the fact that I take migraine medicine but I stopped it a week ago. Now my headache is also reduced very less only once in a day for 1 minute or so otherwise fine I am worry about the confusion. How to get rid of it. What can I do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
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Do focus one thing at a time and concentrate on that particular task till gets completed Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes.

I am suffering from nerve pains as my some veins are pressed between lower vertebral column.

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Physiotherapist
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You need proper diagnosis of your problems, need to rule out the exact location. Spinal manual therapy, swd, ust. In physiotherapy may help you.

My mom's age is 54 and she is suffering from sciatic nerve pain problem since 2 years. She has taken therapy and still having medicine medicine but not recovery. Before that she was taking medicine from bangur neurology hospital in kolkata. Please suggest.

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My mom's age is 54 and she is suffering from sciatic nerve pain problem since 2 years.
She has taken therapy and stil...
Dear lybrate user, she can try homeopathic causticum 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach for 10 days for her sciatic nerve problem.
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