About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Man Stays wide awake during Brain Tumor Surgery

by Hannah Joy on April 16, 2018 at 4:39 PM
Font : A-A+

Man Stays wide awake during Brain Tumor Surgery

A 28-year-old man was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was in the size of a Cadbury's Creme Egg. He was kept awake throughout the surgery, while it was being removed by surgeons.

Matt Carpenter of east Hull was diagnosed with a low-grade glioma brain tumor . Some tests were performed before surgeons could finalize on the surgery.

Advertisement


Matt said: "I was working a lot so just thought nothing of it. I had a CT scan and an MRI scan, and it was confirmed it was a low-grade glioma brain tumor on my frontal right lobe, and it may have been there for quite some time."

He was kept awake throughout the surgery because of the position of the tumor as doctors did not want to cause damage to his speech or movement.
Advertisement

The tumor was removed in March. His left side of the body was numb after the operation, and he thought that he would not be able to move and it would be a permanent thing.

Matt is motivated to fundraise for Hull Homeless Community Project after he worked in a homeless hostel was "inspired" to give back to them and is undertaking a variety of hellish challenges for the project.

He said: "Throughout the whole time they were on hand to give me some support and I was getting out and helping them help others. I've been doing outreach stuff and going out and meeting rough sleepers for around a year, and I was already going to do some fundraising for them before this all happened."

Matt is taking part in the Hull 10K and the Skipton Tough Mudder, which is going to take place in June and is also planning to do Europe's toughest tough mudder next month in Grantham to raise funds.

Many people have advised him to take things slow, but he wants to go full-steam ahead and to raise as much as possible to support the project.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Brain Tumor Brain Tumors Brain Tumor Markers For Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis Brain Facts Ataxia Language Areas in The Brain Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 

Recommended Reading
Brain Tumor
Brain tumors are the abnormal growth of brain cells that may be benign or metastatic. Brain tumors ....
Brain Tumor in Children
An abnormal growth of cells in the brain is called brain tumor. Most tumors arise within the brain ...
Astrocytoma
Astrocytomas are primary brain tumors and the most common type of glial tumors. There are many ......
Ataxia
Ataxia affects coordination. Gait becomes unstable and the patient loses balance. The cerebellum or ...
Language Areas in The Brain
The mechanism of how human brain processes the language to express and comprehend the verbal, writte...
Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. ...
Tumor Markers For Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis
An ideal tumor marker for a cancer should be specific to that cancer and not generate false positive...
Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a psychological measure of human intelligence. Regular physical and me...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use