Sklif (Ep27) A nerve-wracking wait: is her brain tumor benign or malignant?

Tatyana is a busy grandma, dedicated to taking care of her family. When her health started to deteriorate, she brushed it off as insignificant. Soon, however, the symptoms became too serious to ignore and Tatyana was diagnosed with a brain tumour. There is a chance it may be benign, but surgery is still needed to remove it. Only after that will the doctors be able to tell her if she will require further treatment.

Her family is supporting her and hoping for the best. One source of comfort is that Tatyana will be treated in Russia’s most famous hospital. Sklifosovsky Institute’s surgeons are highly experienced and have the best medical equipment at their disposal. In this episode, they explain how they chose this demanding profession, what the most important stage of neurosurgery is, and whether mobile phones can damage a person’s brain.

Sklif series on RT Doc provides an exclusive look inside the famous Sklifosovsky Institute. It's known to every Muscovite, and many Russians too. With the best equipment and medical specialists in the country, it represents the pinnacle of emergency medicine. The hospital's Emergency Intensive Care Unit is the clinic's busiest unit, with doctors and nurses tending to those whose lives are hanging by a thread. Watch the film in Russian.