Bengaluru, June 8 (PTI) A muskmelon-sized tumour was removed from the brain of a 28-year old Yemeni patient at a private hospital here, relieving him of persisting headache suffered for four years.Also Read - Highlights India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Match : IND Win By 73 Runs, NZ Whitewashed 3-0

The tumour had grown for more than four years and was sized about 7.8×8.1×8.1 cm along the midline occupying almost 60 per cent of the brain of Mohammed Ahmed, doctors at the Fortis Hospital said today. Also Read - Highlights | India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match: IND Beat NZ By 7 Wickets, Clinch T20I Series

A team of doctors led by Neurosurgery Director D V Rajakumar removed the tumour by performing a surgical opening through the skull, a release said. Also Read - Highlights IND vs NZ 1st T20I Match: Suryakumar Yadav's Fifty & Rishabh Pant's Gutsy Knock Guide India Home

After admission in the hospital recently, the patient’s situation further deteriorated as he had episodes of nausea regularly, following which they decided to perform the surgery.

“We used 3D microscope to ascertain the exact condition of the brain and the tumour. We deliberated and decided to operate as it was important to remove the humongous tumor to save his life,” Dr Rajakumar said.

Stating that he was “scared” after knowing about the huge tumour in his brain, Ahmed said many doctors he visited said his condition was critical with little chance of treatment.

“I am happy that I no longer get those lingering headaches. All my family and friends are elated that we chose to come to India for treating my brain tumour,” he added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.