New Mom With Brain Tumor Turns To Boston Hospital For Keyhole Brain Surgery

BOSTON (CBS) — Imagine giving birth to a premature baby and then being told you have a brain tumor. That’s what happened to a woman from Holden. But thanks to a new approach at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this new mom was able to have brain surgery and quickly return to her newborn son. At 27 weeks pregnant, Bethany Shea was diagnosed with preeclampsia and had an emergency C-section. Then she went blind. “It was a pregnancy complication due to my high blood pressure,” Bethany explained. Bethany regained her vision, but worried she had had a stroke, doctors ordered an MRI. But instead of a stroke, it revealed a brain tumor. “I’m a new mom and this thing in my head, what is it?” Bethany wondered, but she was preoccupied caring for her newborn son. Bethany was eventually diagnosed with a low-grade glioma, a pre-cancerous brain tumor that needed to come out. Due to its location, surgery would be risky and she could lose the ability to speak. Bethany Shea (WBZ-TV) “It’s very frustrating because you feel like you can talk, but you really can’t, and you’re trying to mother a young child,” said Dr. Omar Arnaout, a neurosurgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Arnaout has been using a novel technique to remove brain tumors through so-called “keyhole” incisions in the skull. “The idea is that if you bring your face all the way up to the hole, you’ll see little slivers of th...
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