Neuro Sciences,Spine Surgery
Dr Nirup Datta is a young Neurosurgeon, who is making a mark for himself with several successful surgeries and rehabilitative procedures to his credit. After completing his medical studies from Pokhara, Nepal, he pursued DNB in Neurosurgery from Kolkata, followed by training ion Spine Surgery and Cranial Surgery. Keenly interested in Paediatric Neurosurgery, he has honed his skills by assisting in more than 50 such surgeries in the last few years.
Kolkata, 02.11.2022: In a rare occurrence, a 61-year-old patient suffered an acute subdural haematoma or bleeding in the brain two days after being detected with dengue. Doctors believe that while they have read about cases of dengue-induced cerebral haemorrhage in medical textbooks, none of them have ever come across such a case in recent times.
Tapan Biswas, a resident of Shahidnagar in South Kolkata, visited the OPD of AMRI Hospital Dhakuria on 27th September, 2022 with high grade fever, and was admitted after he tested positive for dengue. Dr Mahuya Bhattacharjee, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine & Critical Care, the supervising physician of Mr BIswas, said, “When Mr Biswas had come to the OPD on 27th September, he came walking by himself and had no neurological complaints.”
Although Mr Biswas was otherwise stable, from 29th September afternoon he started complaining of severe headache, suddenly lost consciousness, and slipped into coma. “He was put on ventilator and a CT scan revealed that Mr Biswas had suffered an acute subdural haematoma, which was definitely triggered by dengue,” said Dr Bhattacharjee, who had treated Dr Biswas for COVID-19 during the Delta wave. She, however, was clear that COVID-19 did not have any role to play in his recent complications.
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr Nirup Dutta, who lead the surgery team, said, “There was a sizeable blood clot between his brain and skull, which was putting immense pressure on the brain. We operated on him that same night and after a two-hour-long surgery managed to clear the area of any clots. We cut out a piece of the skull and put it in an abdominal pocket so that it stayed healthy and we can put it back later. We conducted the surgery while he was still in coma and he was put back on ventilator.”
Dr Dutta explained that the severity of a coma is measured by the Glasgow Coma Scale on a range of 3 to 15, with 3 being the worst and 15 being the best condition. “Mr Biswas measure 4 on the coma scale but we managed to revive him. After the surgery, he was on ventilator for seven days, after which he was extubated and discharged on 10th October,” he said. Dr Bhattacharjee pointed out that when Mr Biswas visited for his first review on 1st November, he was able to walk by himself and there are no neurological deficits
Pratima Sinha started experiencing nausea and vomiting for 20 days. Her family took her for many consultations but there was no satisfactory result. In an emergency condition, she was admitted to AMRI. Under the supervision of specialists and the compassionate care of the nursing staff, Pratima Sinha soon started feeling better. A rare case of brain tumor was located and operated on by Dr. Niru...