~ Rare case of stroke in a 3 years old handled ~
Extending its commitment to raise India’s global standing as a healthcare hub, with emphasis on excellence in clinical services, India’s leading multispecialty hospital – Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani, announced the launch of an Advanced Clinic for Brain and Spine.
The comprehensive clinic will provide cutting-edge care in neurology, neurosurgery, and interventional neuroradiology. The range of care provided includes management of over seventeen specific areas of disease management with dedicated specialists for Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurophysiology, Epileptology and Interventional Neuro Radiology. Catering to all the needs of the patients and providing global levels of treatment, the center has a large team of doctors.
Speaking at the launch of this comprehensive clinic, Dr. Ram Narain, Executive Director, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, said, “At KDAH, our focus has always been to provide comprehensive and quality healthcare services under one roof. The launch of this clinic is yet another step in the direction to ensure the best quality of service and commitment to our patients. With a specialized team of doctors dedicated to each and every aspect of brain and spine disorders, this center will be one of the leaders in neuro care in the country. The clinic will aim at expediting diagnosis of critical cases and making expert consultation accessible to patients.”
Having already set benchmarks, the clinic performs the maximum number of Neuro Interventions in a single center and has one of the most vibrant programmes for complex Epilepsy and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgeries for movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s diseases that are regularly performed in the center with outstanding outcomes.
The center recently treated a rare case of stroke in a 3 year old baby. Brought into emergency, the child was first attended to by a stroke specialist. However, considering the rarity of stroke detection in such a small child, a Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist was consulted, who confirmed signs of early stroke.
MRI tests confirmed stroke. Further to the treatment, it was found that the child had a heart infection which led to growth of vegetation on the heart valves which got carried in the blood; in her case one of these vegetations broke off and reached brain, resulting in a stroke.
After a neurointervention procedure and a recovery period of 90 plus days, the child is today healthy and happy.
Commenting on the rarity of the case, Dr Manish Shrivastava, Head- Interventional Neuroradiology, said, “Stroke Procedures in our country are much below global standards, this is more so in the case of children since the symptoms are much harder to spot and they are not able to articulate their problems as well as adults. The reason we were able to detect this case faster was because of the stroke treatment protocols followed at the hospital and the collaboration of a team of specialists. We monitored the patient’s recovery for more than three months to ensure the recovery was complete.”
The clinic of Brain and Spine is now looking at this case as a case study in stroke treatment for kids and all specialists are being sensitized to the symptoms and protocols of stroke detection in children.