Reading Man Undergoes Novel Brain Tumor Surgical Approach at Pennsylvania Hospital

March 17, 2014

A Reading man had an unconventional operation to remove a brain tumor, in a surgery rarely performed anywhere else in the country, 6ABC reports. Due to the potential invasiveness of a standard procedure and location of the tumor, Reading doctors referred the patient to Pennsylvania Hospital where John Lee, MD, assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Jason Newman, MD, assistant professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, are among a few doctors in the nation who use a 4 millimeter endoscope with a 3-D camera to remove the tumor through the patient's nose. In this case, the doctors were able to approach the tumor in a way that prevented the patient from losing his sense of smell, while removing the tumor that was causing the patient's seizures.

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