Surgeons at the Gonoshasthaya Neuroscience Centre have started performing a life-changing surgery for cerebral palsy – a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move, talk plus maintain balance and posture – this month.
Md Suman, son of Sumar Ali from Tangail, had been suffering from cerebral palsy for 13 years.
On 1 November this year, Sumon underwent a 12-hour operation at Gonoshasthaya Neuroscience Center.
After neurosurgeon Faridul Islam Chowdhury performed a cranioplasty and duraplasty on Sumon, his intelligence and work skills began to improve from the second day onwards and the convulsions he had been suffering from stopped.
Six days after the successful operation, the patient is now eating normally and his overall physical condition is improving, said a press release from Gonoshasthaya Kendra on Saturday.
Anesthetist Dr Simon Arafat Panth, Prof Dr Badrul Haque, Dr Shaon, and Dr Saurav assisted with the operation.
Cerebral palsy occurs if a child's brain contracts due to lack of adequate oxygen during and after childbirth.
The disease can be diagnosed right after a child is born. The patient's family member can see that the child: salivates, cannot move or speak normally, has convulsions, has impaired vision, and has stiff hands and feet.
Immediate surgery is the best treatment for this disease, read the press release.