Hemangioblastoma Treatment

Leading Techniques in Hemangioblastoma Surgery at IBS Hospital

IBS Hospital provides top-tier treatment for hemangioblastoma, employing advanced surgical techniques for effective tumor removal. Our team is dedicated to ensuring patient safety and strives for the best possible outcomes through personalized care.

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What is Hemangioblastoma?

These are extremely rare tumours that develop in the blood vessels found within the central nervous system and retina. Despite being slow-growing and non-cancerous in nature, these can press against the surrounding tissues and structures, giving rise to debilitating complications. These can affect anyone but tend to be most commonly diagnosed in young adults. A person can develop multiple hemangioblastomas and these account for around 0.5 per cent of all tumours developing in the brain.

What are the symptoms of Hemangioblastoma?

The symptoms of Hemangioblastoma vary depending on the Tumor’s location:

  • If it develops in the spinal cord, the patient may experience symptoms such as bowel/bladder incontinence, constipation,  muscle weakness, numbness in the limbs, tingling sensation, and urinary retention.
  • If it develops in the brain, possible symptoms include loss of balance, severe headaches, and feeling nauseated.
  • If it develops on the retina, the patient may experience swelling in the eyes, pain, loss of vision, and retinal detachment.
What are the causes of Hemangioblastoma?

In the majority of cases, the underlying cause of hemangioblastomas is unknown. In about one-fourth of cases, it has been linked to Von Hippel-Lindau disease, a genetic condition. It’s estimated that about 60% of people with Von Hippel-Lindau disease are likely to develop hemangioblastoma in the retina, while nearly 80% develop it in their brain.

How is Hemangioblastoma diagnosed?

The diagnosis of Hemangioblastomas involves a thorough assessment of the patient’s symptoms and medical history, followed by detailed imaging using modalities such as:

  • CT scan or computerized tomography, which uses a special X-ray technique to assess the internal structures of the brain and other body areas.
  • MRI or magnetic resonance imaging, which uses magnetic waves to detect abnormalities in internal tissues.
  • Angiography, which uses a special dye to precisely assess the blood vessels for traces of hemangioblastomas
How is Hemangioblastoma treated at IBS Hospital?

At IBS Hospital, various treatment options are available for Hemangioblastomas. These include:

  • Surgery, aiming to resect the tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
  • Radiation therapy, using high-intensity radiation to target and destroy the tumor

Our team of experts that make it possible

Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.


IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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