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Brain tumor removed through woman's nose in Israeli first

Israel has always been a leading country in the Medical field, and lots of technologies in use in the world today, were developed first in Israel. This is another one of these things that can change the face of medical treatment in the future.

"This approach can reduce complications that are involved in such complex surgeries."

A tumor was removed from the base of a woman's skull through her nose in an endoscopic procedure at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, the first such procedure in Israel.

Adi Cohen, noticed a pain in her neck, and when she developed trouble walking, she knew something was wrong. An MRI revealed a growth at the base of her skull that was putting pressure on her brain stem.

New technology allowed doctors to remove the growth with a minimally invasive procedure, without needing to open Cohen's skull. The tumor was removed in its entirety. Cohen's function was not harmed and she was released from the hospital a few days later.

"When I heard it was a brain tumor, I was sure it was all over," said Cohen. "With new technology the surgery went incredibly well, I want to thank the doctors who saved my life. I can't find the words to thank them."

From an article in The Jerusalem Post Read the rest of the article here

What a great discovery, Israel is at the top of scientific discoveries, and we are here to bring them all to you !

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