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How Much Does A Hemispherectomy Cost
Left side of: The brain speech function, calculation, optic radiations, personality. Rarely done. Natural occurence has observed some incredible function in the very young. Do not know of reports of success or rates of failure. ...Read more
Hemispherectomy: Hermispherectomy is a surgical resection where one brain hemisphere is removed, most commonly for seizures. In the younger patients where the brain still has some plasticity the recovery can actually be quite good. ...Read more
Very good question: This type of drastic surgical treatment of intractable epilepy is considered after all other medical treatments fail. Your neurologist/neurosurgeon can give you an answer regarding reasonable expectation of surgical outcome. ...Read more
Yes: More likely than paralysis on the opposite side of the body is weakness or loss of fine finger movement or coordination. There is always a loss of visual fields on the opposite side. The degree of weakness is related, in part, to the age of the patient. The younger it is done, the less the ultimate weakness seen. ...Read more
One-half: The brain. Other side will not function; dominat side may cause lack of speech. Rarely done. Natural occurence has observed some incredible function. ...Read more
Talk to neurosurgeon: The fact that a hemispherectomy is a consideration indicates your child has intractable seizures. Hopefully the best outcome from a hemispherectomy would be stopping seizures. I would talk to the surgeon about the risks. Removing a large part of the brain would result in weakness even paralysis. Surgeon would know that most as he is the one doing the procedure. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is a difference between a hemispherectomy and the split brain procedure?
Hemispherectomy: Hemispherectomy is a removal or a disconnection of one of the hemispheres of the brain, of which you have two. A split brain procedure is when the surgeon cuts the nerve fibers that connect the two hemispheres together - a structure called the corpus callosum. Both procedures are used in the treatment of severe intractable epilepsy. ...Read more
Supposing you have a hemispherectomy (half of your brain removed). What would they fill the space with?
Does anyone know if atropine drops can correct an eye that has peripheal vision loss from a hemispherectomy?
No: No eye drop or procedure can change the fact that half the brain has been removed. ...Read more
Not really: Remember that the visual loss does not originate in the eye (think of a normal video camera as the eye) but in the brain (think of a bad video cable sending only half the message). Opening up the lens aperture wider does not send an image through the defective portion of the cable. ...Read more
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Interferes with life: Like with any other activity, excessive attention or participation that interferes with normal daily activity is dysfunctional. If it interferes with normal social relationships, if it affects job performance, it is jeopardizes health, and if it leads to risk taking that is unreasonable by normal standards, then it is too much sex. ...Read more
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It is always serious: Necrotizing enterocolotis (nec) is an intestinal problem most common in premature infants. It can be fairly mild but is considered an infection and most be treated with intravenous antibiotics. It can also be extremely virulent and require emergency surgery. It can be life threatening in some patients. ...Read more
Your personality: There are many that try in all ways to seek approval. You may have had approval as a method of receiving love from your parents and have carried this onto your regular behavior. Approval is satisfying, makes us feel better about ourselves and allows us to sleep better. There are, however, other ways of accomplishing things and you are young so you can learn. ...Read more
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