Ghana Performs Brain Surgery Without A Cut - AFIA ENGLISH

Ghana Performs Brain Surgery Without A Cut

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I feel so proud of my country rightnow.

A seven-member team of Ghanaian doctors has performed the first-ever brain surgery in the country, without cutting the skull.

The minimally invasive brain surgery is the technique by which health workers safely remove brain and skull-base tumours through smaller and more precise openings that minimise collateral damage; that is, injury or other damage inflicted on an unintended target such as blood vessels and nerves.

The two-hour surgery was performed with modern equipment and computer software at the Euracare Advanced Diagnostic and Heart Centre, a private health facility in Accra.

An interventional radiologist, Dr Benjamin Dabo Sarkodie, who is also the Head of Radiology at Euracare, led the team.

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