Infant child survives brain surgery in Osseo Minnesota USA
Alexis Trboyevich was just days old when she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Ohtahara syndrome. Between 60 and 80 percent of babies with the condition die before they turn one. Those who survive have severe brain damage. But Alexis had brain surgery that changed her prognosis.
Alexis had a right hemispherectomy at Children's Hospitals and Clinics in St. Paul. The procedure separated the right side of her brain. Since then she's undergone weekly therapy sessions at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. She has more function of her left side than doctors thought she would. Her mother says Alexis has even learned some things faster than her healthy twin brother.
Alexis and her twin Marek celebrated their first birthday on Wednesday.
To learn more about Ohtahara Syndrome click here.
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