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  A 69 year old senior citizen had been presented at Ruby General Hospital with complaints of haematuria (Presence of blood in urine) and was put under the expert care of Dr. Sujoy Basak (Consultant Urologist). After thorough evaluation and relevant investigations it was found that the gentleman had a tumour of about 4 cm at the hilum (Recessed central fissure where blood vessels, nerves and ureter enter and exit from kidney), clot in the urinary bladder, small cystic lesion in the right lobe of liver, bilateral simple renal cortical cyst (Sacs of fluid that form in the kidneys). The tumour had been very close to the blood vessels and after written informed consent the gentleman had been posted for surgery. Cystoscopy had been done followed by Left Radical Nephrectomy (Removal of kidney) which was done laparoscopically (Keyhole or minimally invasive surgery). The postoperative period had been uneventful and the gentleman had started walking on the first postoperative day. The family t

International Epilepsy Day - February 14

International Epilepsy Day is observed on the second Monday of February every year to raise awareness about the illness, its symptoms and preventive measures as well as shine a light on the challenges faced by people living with epilepsy. This day is organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) since 2015. The theme for this year is “Step Up Against Stigma” providing a platform for people with epilepsy and those who care for them, to dispel myths with facts. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system causing electrical activity in the brain to stop for a short time leading to recurrent seizures. These seizures might include loss of awareness, unconsciousness, sensations etc. Epilepsy occurs due to genetic disorder or through brain injury causing abnormal behavior of the brain and it is the fourth most common neurological disorder. Despite being one of the world’s oldest known medical conditions