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Fri, 16 Neurosciences & Spinal Disorders

Complex birth history and Uncontrollable seizures

A 15-member team led by Dr. Sridhar K, Director and Group Head, MGM Healthcare’s Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders, successfully performed a rare procedure to treat uncontrollable seizures in a 16-month-old infant. Master Jai Prajit, a 16-month-old from Chennai, began experiencing seizures nearly as soon as he was born, and the situation progressively worsened over the following few months.

The baby’s birth history was complex and he experienced acute hypoxia shortly after. The infant spent 28 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and 4 days on ventilation. During this time, he began to have seizures and by the time he was three months old, he was having 40-50 jerks each day, for which he was prescribed several drugs.

When brought to MGM, Dr. K Sridhar and his colleagues examined the child and the parents were informed of their findings. Dr. Sridhar indicated that a procedure could be conducted to halt the seizures from spreading from one side to the other, reducing the number of attacks. It was challenging as the child’s brain was not fully matured and had structural abnormalities at the time of birth. But the parents granted consent for the procedure.

The surgery – Anterior Corpus Callosotomy – is a rare treatment for such a small baby. The surgery was done under high magnification and the EEG was continuously recorded. The EEG showed a decrease in seizure spikes when the sectioning was finished. Following the surgery, the child has recovered successfully and the seizures have now completely stopped.

MGM is glad to have been able to help this family. Our experts go above and beyond to provide our patients with the best treatment options available. With the advent of technology, we continue to push the boundaries in order to provide comprehensive and high-quality patient care.

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Complex birth history and Uncontrollable seizures

A 15-member team led by Dr. Sridhar K, Director and Group Head, MGM Healthcare’s Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders, successfully performed a rare procedure to treat uncontrollable seizures in a 16-month-old infant. Master Jai Prajit, a 16-month-old from Chennai, began experiencing seizures nearly as soon as he was born, and the situation progressively worsened over the following few months.

The baby’s birth history was complex and he experienced acute hypoxia shortly after. The infant spent 28 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and 4 days on ventilation. During this time, he began to have seizures and by the time he was three months old, he was having 40-50 jerks each day, for which he was prescribed several drugs.

When brought to MGM, Dr. K Sridhar and his colleagues examined the child and the parents were informed of their findings. Dr. Sridhar indicated that a procedure could be conducted to halt the seizures from spreading from one side to the other, reducing the number of attacks. It was challenging as the child’s brain was not fully matured and had structural abnormalities at the time of birth. But the parents granted consent for the procedure.

The surgery – Anterior Corpus Callosotomy – is a rare treatment for such a small baby. The surgery was done under high magnification and the EEG was continuously recorded. The EEG showed a decrease in seizure spikes when the sectioning was finished. Following the surgery, the child has recovered successfully and the seizures have now completely stopped.

MGM is glad to have been able to help this family. Our experts go above and beyond to provide our patients with the best treatment options available. With the advent of technology, we continue to push the boundaries in order to provide comprehensive and high-quality patient care.

 

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