"The surgery was performed on a 37-year-old patient with a deep-seated brain tumor, whose location presented complications. The surgery was successful and lasted less than an hour," the department said.
The specialists of Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency took a tissue sample in order to make a decision on future treatment. The location of the tumor made magnetic resonance imaging diagnostics impossible. The size of a tumor would also prevent doctors from craniotomy, a surgery that requires opening the skull, as it was too risky.
The doctors plan to determine whether to treat the patient with chemotherapy or radiation therapy after studying the tissue sample.
Meanwhile, the institute intends to keep using this type of surgery in the future.