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A 36-year-old female asked:

when my daughter was born she had a stroke in me they gave her a reservoir and it not used i need to find someone that will remove it causes seizures?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pediatric neurolo-: Gists & neurosurgeons like those at primary children's in slc would need to review your daughter's medical records, including copies of all mri's of the brain & eeg's ( not just the reports), head & body growth charts, results of genetic & other lab tests, developmental/academic testing & progress reports, then evaluate her themselves to determine the benefits vs. Risks of brain surgery.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Be cautious: Attempted removal of any shunt is a complex and potentially damaging event.Over time the brain may have incorporated it within delicate brain pathways & removal could irritate or damage what is a stable area. You need to be sure the neurologists believe the seizures are related to the shunt and not damaged brain in the area.

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