Ghanaian miner undergoes rare nine-hour brain surgery in Bengaluru

  • | Friday | 12th May, 2017

BENGALURU: A 33-year-old Ghanaian miner , suffering from arteriovenous malformation (AVM) -a tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels in the brain -underwent a rare surgery at a hospital in the city earlier this month. "During the nine-hour surgery , the three aneurysms were clipped with titanium clips and the malformation was removed. "I didn't think I would survive, but only a week after the surgery, I was walking again and will be able to restart work soon," Emanuel said. Emanuel says his right leg is still weak, but doctors assure this will reduce gradually over time. He has been advised not to do strenuous work for now.Doctors say AVM is genetic in a few cases but mostly a random phenomenon.

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