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Girl, 9, has half her brain removed

Posted on Friday, 26 March, 2010 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A nine-year-old girl has undergone a miraculous recovery after having half of her brain removed.

Major surgery had been needed to address a brain disorder that was causing violent epileptic fits and seizures but despite having so much of her brain taken out she was able to walk out of the hospital just four weeks later.

"Nine-year-old Cameron Mott had half her brain taken out during major surgery, but it has not stopped the youngster pursuing her dreams."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Samuronin on 26 March, 2010, 13:44
Wow, I'm surprised she is safe and normal. Good for her.
Comment icon #4 Posted by LthrWolfTx on 26 March, 2010, 20:58
This is rare but not unheard of. When a Hemispherectomy is done, fluid fills in the gap to provide cushioning. If this surgery is done at a very young age recovery is usually complete with no ill effects.
Comment icon #5 Posted by the rebirth on 26 March, 2010, 21:30
neuroplasticity for the win!
Comment icon #6 Posted by stygeanhue on 27 March, 2010, 2:42
'House' performed this surgery on Dave Mathews in season two or three. I thought it was 'made for tv' surgery. . . I hope she lives a long full life:)
Comment icon #7 Posted by One or Alister Wayman etc. on 27 March, 2010, 2:46
It kind of goes to show you the left and right side of the brain are completely capable of doing all things. I really don't think, after reading this, that one side controls creativity or whatever then the other controls whatever.
Comment icon #8 Posted by kobolds on 27 March, 2010, 3:25
But they also knew that childrens' brains are capable of rewiring themselves and taking over functions this is true . but having two brain is also act as sharing work load and burden . sometime right and left changing shift without you notice. you can do a very simple test here . use an earphone to do the test. first continue listen to music play for hours only on the right eare (take out the left side) . once you began to feel your brain stress , change to the left ear only (take out the right side) , you will feel the stress on your right brain subside . she can be a good subject to know wha... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by SpitHotFire on 28 March, 2010, 1:29
This is rare but not unheard of. When a Hemispherectomy is done, fluid fills in the gap to provide cushioning. If this surgery is done at a very young age recovery is usually complete with no ill effects. Yeah, pretty much. Brains are so plastic at a young age that this really isn't a story to get to worked up over.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Oen Anderson on 28 March, 2010, 4:14
Maybe it's just me, but I think the whole thing is a no brainer.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Lizardian_guy on 30 March, 2010, 15:48
I had one of my aunts go through such a procedure when she got a brain tumor. She too had a "miracle recovery". Unfortunately, the tumor was malignant, and two months later she died from other tumors. Still, this is incredible. I wish good luck to this little girl.
Comment icon #12 Posted by SameerPrehistorica on 8 April, 2010, 11:33
That's unbelievable.Anyway.....that girl is fine. I wish, she always be happy.

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