Patients with refractory epilepsy - which means they have failed two seizure medications - should be referred to Level 4 Epilepsy Center for evaluation and surgical consideration. As part of the surgical evaluation Children’s Minnesota neurosurgeons and Minnesota Epilesy Group epileptologists use stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) to identify the source of seizures within a child’s brain. SEEG is less invasive than the more widely used subdural electrode technique.
November 1, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., St. Paul
Jason Doescher, MD
Fox News Health published a story about 10-year-old Gavin Pierson’s journey overcoming a brain tumor with the help of Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of the neuroscience program at Children’s Minnesota, and his team.
Investment will provide the most sophisticated equipment and technology available to treat pediatric neurological conditions
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $1 million to fund a state-of-the-art pediatric neurosurgery suite at Children's Minnesota.
January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Coon Rapids
The first annual Aflac Charity Golf Event, Duck Drive Fore Kids, will be held on August 18th at Bunker Hill Golf Club in Coon Rapids. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Children's Hospitals Neuroscience Program, specifically the NeuroBlate Laser.
Aicardi syndrome causes developmental delay, intellectual disability and frequent epileptic seizures.
Grady was born prematurely and has undergone multiple shunt procedures for hydrocephalus, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.
When a cancerous tumor grows in the brain, it can occur in all sorts of odd shapes and sizes. The goal of removing a tumor during surgery is to remove as many known cancerous cells as possible. In other parts of the body where tumors grow, surgeons often remove tissue around a tumor as well as the tumor itself to increase the chances that all known cancerous tissue is removed. In the brain, doing so can affect brain function.
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