Thank you for posting your query.
report of your father-in-law is most likely indicative of a brain tumor
. However, the exact type needs to be idetified to plan further treatment (total removal of tumor, radiation
therapy , etc).
The first step should be to do a brain biopsy
of the lesion. This can be done by either stereotactic method (minor surgery) or open biopsy method (major surgery).
Sometimes, if the tumor is big and is pressing on the vital brain structures, doctors may prefer an open surgery method so that the biopsy as well as tumor removal can be done in the same sitting.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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