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Born with a tumor followed by a 76-day NICU stay, baby Jagger is now home and healthy

Mycaela Scalzo and Donovan Martin, parents of one with another on the way, were going to their 20-week ultrasound appointment with the typical feelings of anxiousness and excitement parents have. During this appointment, the baby’s size, organs and overall health are checked. But Mycaela and Donovan’s excitement soon turned to fear. During the check-up, an unknown mass was found on their baby’s face. The provider suspected it was oral teratoma – a noncancerous but still potentially dangerous tumor that could block the baby’s airway, create feeding issues and more.

El día en que Joshua recibió un nuevo corazón

Cuando Saida llevó a su hijo Joshua a Children’s Minnesota, pensó que solo tenía un fuerte caso de gripe. Sin embargo, nunca se imaginó que la situación se iba a convertir en algo que ningún padre desearía que ocurriera. Poco después de ingresar al hospital, Saida recibió la noticia de que su hijo de siete años iba a necesitar un nuevo corazón.

Eight neurosurgeries by age 3; Xenia’s family is grateful to be at Children’s Minnesota

At only 3 years old, Xenia has required multiple surgeries, including many neurosurgeries. Though there had been some challenges in her case, Xenia's family says they could not have asked for a more compassionate and empathetic team at Children's Minnesota.

New Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery clinic opens in Minneapolis

We're excited to be expanding neurosurgery services onto the Minneapolis campus and moving our St. Paul clinic to a renovated space.

Epilepsy treatment full of firsts: Skyler’s story

After years of repeated seizures, Skyler received groundbreaking epilepsy treatments from Children's Minnesota and the Minnesota Epilepsy Group.

Emergency care during COVID-19: Ben’s story

Years after receiving care at Children's Minnesota for a traumatic brain injury, Ben has a second neurosurgery. Read his story of recovery.

Spina Bifida Clinic

The Spina Bifida Clinic at Children’s Minnesota brings together specialists and specialty services to meet the unique needs of patients with spina bifida. We care for patients from diagnosis up to age 21.

How to “rock” a brain tumor: Tate’s story of recovery

After months of feeling the effects of a concussion, Tate's family brought him to see a neurologist where they found out he had a brain tumor. Learn more about his recovery here.

Tate, 11-year-old patient, raises $16,000 for Children’s Minnesota

It’s not every day that an 11-year-old donates $16,000 to a cause he truly believes in. But, at Children’s Minnesota, we see amazing every day. Tate Dillingham hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Neuroscience program at Children's Minnesota.

Stereoelectroencephalography (sEEG)

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.