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July 21st, 2017

Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic Changes a Nurse’s Destiny

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Distressed by the news that she had an inoperable brain tumor, Jessica Kenser sought a second opinion and received life-altering treatment from Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Brian O'Neill, Dr. Terry Burns, Neuro-oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery


July 19th, 2017

Therapist Celebrates 10 Years of Vitality After Surgery for a Rare Brain Tumor

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In July 2017, Sally Kirilloff marked a decade since her care team at Mayo Clinic successfully removed a large, rare brain tumor, enabling her to continue enjoying her work, her hobbies and her family.

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Reimer, Glioma, Neurology and Neurosurgery


April 13th, 2017

Keen Expertise Helps Infant Survive Rare, Life-Threatening Brain Tumor

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To the delight of everyone who knows 3-year-old Rayna Speary, her head is perfectly round and smooth and average size. Given that the youngster was diagnosed and treated for an extremely rare brain tumor that caused her head to balloon in size as a 4-month-old, and that she underwent a dramatic surgery at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Child and Adolescent Neurology, Dr. David Daniels, Family Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery


April 6th, 2017

Disc Replacement Keeps Darrell Deutz Behind the Lens

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As a talented wedding photographer, the pain of cervical stenosis with a herniated disc left Darrell Deutz, age 59, searching for solutions. “I’ve photographed over a thousand weddings in my life,” says Darrell, who owns his own studio based in Fargo, North Dakota. “A lot of photographers don’t like the pressure. There is no second […]

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Tags: Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurology and Neurosurgery


March 24th, 2017

Racing Ahead to a New Career After a Brain Injury

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Just four months after being in a coma, Mike Short was crawling through tunnels, jumping over fiery logs, and scaling walls as part of a 5K race known as a “rugged maniac.” The Georgia native owes his ability to participate in the race to the neurocritical care team at Mayo Clinic that helped him recover […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Pizzi, Dr. W. David Freeman, Epilepsy, MayoClinicFL, Mike Short, Neurocritical Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery


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