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The Asiri Brain and Spine Centre Gives new life and hope to a 10 year old boy

2nd June 2016, Colombo: Renowned for their expertise in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders, The Brain & Spine Centre at Asiri Central Hospital, successfully conducted and concluded treatment of one of the most heartwarming neurological cases reported in Sri Lankan history.

The 10 year old patient, Mast. W.A.D.S.K. Nethmina of Embilipitiya, was a student who excelled in his studies as he proved himself well at the year 5 scholarship exam last year. His results ranked 9th best all-island and he had high hopes of receiving a scholarship to school in Colombo, but his dreams were shattered as he was a victim of an unfortunate motor accident which took place in October 2015 and left him suffering from a serious brain injury.

The child was first admitted to the National Hospital in Colombo and was treated for a frontal fracture and foreign bodies with a CSF leak which was medically managed. Although he was discharged a week later, he developed complications that led the parents to admit him into the Embilipitiya hospital, where he was then transferred to the Neurological Unit at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, where he was diagnosed with meningitis and subdural empyema and underwent multiple operations. Upon getting discharged the patient was still not responding and had no limb movements.

The child was then admitted to Asiri Central Hospital and was attended to immediately under the guidance of Dr. Sunil Perera - Consultant Neurosurgeon of Asiri Central Hospital and his team, as he needed urgent surgery. CT scans that were performed at the Asiri Brain & Spine Centre, revealed a large cyst in the right frontal region with severe hydrocephalous and a frontal craniotomy, cyst decompression along with a programmable VP shunt insertion, was performed earlier this year and the patient has shown vast improvement ever since. Little Nethmina was also fortunate to have most of his medicals costs met by generous citizens of the country as well as the hospital, as most costs were waived off as an act of merit.

About the Asiri Brain & Spine Centre

The Asiri Brain & Spine Centre is a world class facility with state-of-the art equipment and medical expertise. It is the first in Sri Lanka to have all facilities under one roof. It has the best Neuro surgeons, Neurologists, Specialist Stroke Physicians and Interventional Neuro Radiologists. All treatments are administered with a multi-disciplinary approach so that the treatment is made available to patients with the highest clinical standards and clinical safety.

About Asiri Central Hospital

Asiri Central Hospital is one of the best-appointed and technologically advanced medical facilities, offering international standards in healthcare, and is the flagship of the Asiri Group of Hospitals. Asiri Central is a 14 story multi-specialty general hospital situated at No. 114, Norris Canal Road Colombo 10. It is a one stop medical facility that offers diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities by specialists of a diverse area from medical to surgical divisions. They are supported by a trained, energetic and dynamic team of in-house medical officers and nursing staff.