45 yr old Ranjeet Kumar Ram had the perfect life. A LIC employee, a family with two kids and a hard worker, loved and appreciated by all in office and at home. All was going well, until one day he started to suffer from severe headache, weakness and dizziness. He stopped eating, became anxious and troubled. “It was as if I was going through a behavioral change. I used to feel irritated and perturbed all the time. Concerned about my health I decided to consult doctors. One doctor diagnosed me with depression, while others gave me some over the counter medication. None of them helped me and gave me no relief.”
After some recommendation, Ranjeet decided to consult a local doctor in Bhagalpur, who insisted on a CT Scan. The scan revealed a brain vascular malformation. This news crushed Ranjeet and shook his family. They became concerned about his health and started to enquire about Neurosurgeons.
Upon recommendations, they decided to consult Dr Mukund Prasad in Paras Patna. “People told me that if you want the best treatment, you should go to Paras Patna. I am the only breadwinner for my family and hence we decided that we shall not compromise at any cost.”
According to Dr Mukund, Consultant Neurosurgery, Paras Patna, “Ranjeet’s CT Scan highlighted that he had a Cavernoma in his brain. He came complaining of dizziness, tiredness, severe weakness, loss of appetite, personality change, mood swings along with headaches. The most important sign was the occasional episodes of seizures . A Cavernoma can range from a microscopic size to several inches in diameter. It may not affect function but can cause seizures, stroke symptoms, hemorrhages, and headache. It is a vascular abnormality of the central nervous system. It consists of a cluster of abnormal, dilated vessels. Pathologically, it is red to purple in colour, appearing as a raspberry. They are not cancerous, which means they cannot spread to other parts of the body. Occasionally, people can have multiple cavernomas and they can be seen clearly in a CT/MRI Scan.”
He further adds, “Ranjeet was explained that his symptoms were caused due to a CNS abnormality and through surgery he could be cured. The important aspect that comes to light is the trouble the patient went through to find the right treatment. He was misdiagnosed and put on incorrect medication. As a doctor we request all patients to opt for certified doctors and consult experts.”
Ranjeet shares, “Although I was initially scared about surgery and the outcomes, however after seeing the hospital, the team of experts, technology and meeting Dr Mukund, I was certain that I have come to the right place. A doctor that can assure you that surgery would be successful is what every patient wants to hear. Today post surgery I am healthy, active and back to my usual self. My expense for the same was also affordable and my stay was the most comfortable. I have learnt the harder way that coming to an expert is better than going to quacks. It shall be my endeavor to guide my friends and well wishers in the future in the right direction.”